Port Charlotte, FL (population: 49,392) has eleven music schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a music program, has a total student population of 40,022. It is the 138th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about music programs in Port Charlotte, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music professors at University of South Florida such as Kathy Aagaard, James Bass, A. Biran, Aric Brian, Devon Burts, and John Carmichael.
Music students from Port Charlotte schools who go on to become musicians, producers, vocalists, guitarists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 47,260 people working as musicians and singers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $0.
Port Charlotte lies in Charlotte county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Punta Gorda area has 38,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,770 average annual salary.
Of the 11 music schools with a 100-mile radius of Port Charlotte, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eckerd College comes out as the most expensive ($31,359/yr) for music students, with Florida Gulf Coast University as the lowest, reported at only $10,876/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Port Charlotte|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||6.4 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||23.7 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||25.1 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||29.6 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||49.1 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||62.4 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||70.6 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||93.6 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||94.4 miles|