Sound Engineering in Illinois

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Schools Offering Sound Engineering Programs in Illinois


Around 0.0% of Illinois's graduates graduate from sound engineering degree programs every year. Thus, Illinois' 3 sound engineering schools put out approximately 127 sound engineers each year.

Top Schools

Columbia College Chicago, which was ranked 81st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a sound engineering program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, 115 students graduated from Columbia College Chicago's sound engineering program. The tuition rate at Columbia College Chicago was $19,610 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a sound engineering program is Southwestern Illinois College. Southwestern Illinois College, which was ranked 86th in the country in 2010, is located in Belleville. 6 students graduated with degree in sound engineering from Southwestern Illinois College in 2010. Students at Southwestern Illinois College paid $2,604 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a sound engineering program is Prairie State College, which is located in Chicago Heights. In 2010, it was ranked 90th nationwide. 3 students graduated with degree in sound engineering from Prairie State College in 2010. Prairie State College charged in-state students $2,348 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' sound engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,187 per year, though tuition can range from $19,610 per year to $2,348 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois sound engineering schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Columbia College Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $19,610 per year
  2. Southwestern Illinois College - located in Belleville, students are charged $2,604 per year
  3. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year

The following Illinois sound engineering schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  2. Southwestern Illinois College - located in Belleville, students are charged $2,604 per year
  3. Columbia College Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $19,610 per year

A sound engineering degree from an Illinois school... what next?

A large number of Illinois sound engineering graduates become sound engineers. 700 sound engineers were working in Illinois in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois sound engineers:

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

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of sound engineers in the state of Illinois will grow to 610. This would require a 9% growth in the profession.

Salary

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

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

A sound 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

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in sound engineering and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as audio production or video production.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Sound Engineering in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sound Engineering in Illinois
  • Certificate in Sound 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
6,102 miles from location Prairie State College Chicago Heights IL 9.7858 n/a 5,854
 

Curious what studying Sound 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
Sound Engineering Technicians + 700 $44,470 125.8%
 

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