West Virginia contains two schools that offer audio programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking audio school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 audio schools in West Virginia, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Virginia University comes out as the most expensive ($8,164/yr), with Marshall University as the lowest recorded at only $7,694/yr.
Audio students from West Virginia schools who go on to become audio professionals, audio production engineers, audio engineers, audio recording professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 46,070 people working as audio and video equipment technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,450. Also, Sound engineering technicians make on average $53,940 per year and there are about 15,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Virginia alone, there are 50 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average yearly salary of $31,150. Audio and video equipment technicians in this state earn $28,520/yr and there are 140 employed.
Also, within the audio schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from audio, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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