Audio Engineering in Illinois

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Schools Offering Audio Engineering Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Illinois receive audio engineering degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 138 audio engineers graduate from Illinois' 6 audio engineering schools.

Top Schools

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College, which was ranked 80th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a audio engineering program. It is located in Mount Carmel. 5 students graduated with a degree in audio engineering from Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College in 2010. Tuition at Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College was $2,772 per year.

Columbia College Chicago, which was ranked 81st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a audio engineering program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, 115 students graduated from Columbia College Chicago audio engineering program. Tuition at Columbia College Chicago was $19,610 per year.

Parkland College, which is located in Champaign, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a audio engineering program. It received a ranking of 84th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Parkland College graduated 1 students from its audio engineering programs. The tuition rate at Parkland College was $3,060 per year.

Cost

Audio engineering schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $5,458 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $19,610 per year, or as little as $2,348 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois audio engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Columbia College Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $19,610 per year
  2. Parkland College - located in Champaign, students are charged $3,060 per year
  3. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College - located in Mount Carmel, students are charged $2,772 per year

The audio engineering schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  2. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year
  3. Southwestern Illinois College - located in Belleville, students are charged $2,604 per year

An audio engineering degree from an Illinois school... what next?

A large number of Illinois audio engineering graduates become audio engineers. If you decide to work as an audio engineer in Illinois, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 700 Illinois audio engineers as of 2010. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of audio engineers are:

  1. Cook County - 610 audio engineers
  2. Lake County - 30 audio engineers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of audio engineers is expected to grow by 9% by 2018. There are projected to be 610 audio engineers working in the Illinois then.

Salary

On average, audio engineers earn $44,470 per year. But, salaries for audio engineers can vary. In 2010, audio engineers made as little as less than $18,700 per year or as much as more than $74,480 per year in Illinois. On average an audio engineer earns the most in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Cook County - $44,870 per year
  2. Lake County - $37,540 per year

An audio engineer in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Lake County - $37,540 per year
  2. Cook County - $44,870 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in audio engineering in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as audio engineering or audio production, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Audio Engineering in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Audio Engineering in Illinois
  • Certificate in Audio Engineering in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,221 miles from location Southwestern Illinois College Belleville IL 13.7244 n/a 14,440
6,103 miles from location Columbia College Chicago Chicago IL 18.5129 n/a 12,127
6,146 miles from location Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL 14.036 n/a 10,532
6,134 miles from location Parkland College Champaign IL 15.5147 n/a 9,633
6,102 miles from location Prairie State College Chicago Heights IL 9.7858 n/a 5,854
6,105 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College Mount Carmel IL 20.0365 n/a 4,810
 

Curious what studying Audio Engineering gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians + 1,490 $46,570 0.7%
2
Broadcast Technicians + 1,160 $43,560 8.4%
3
Sound Engineering Technicians + 700 $44,470 125.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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