Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has three music schools within its city limits. Concordia University Texas, the highest ranked school in the city with a music program, has a total student population of 2,242. It is the 613th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Music students from Austin 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.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary.
Of the 3 music schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concordia University Texas comes out as the most expensive ($21,479/yr) for music students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|