Audio Production in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Audio Production Programs in Minnesota


Around 0.1% of Minnesota's graduates graduate from audio production degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 240 audio producers graduate from Minnesota's 8 audio production schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a audio production program is Northwestern College. Northwestern College, which was ranked 71st in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Paul. 16 students graduated with a degree in audio production from Northwestern College in 2010. Tuition at Northwestern College was $24,570 per year.

Institute of Production and Recording, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a audio production program. It is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, 106 students graduated from Institute of Production and Recording audio production program. Students at Institute of Production and Recording paid $24,300 per year in tuition fees.

North Central University, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a audio production program. It is located in Minneapolis. 5 students graduated with degree in audio production from North Central University in 2010. The tuition rate at North Central University was $16,340 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Minnesota's audio production schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $12,907 per year, though tuition can range from $24,570 per year to $4,630 per year. The Minnesota audio production schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Northwestern College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $24,570 per year
  2. Institute of Production and Recording - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $24,300 per year
  3. North Central University - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $16,340 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Minnesota audio production schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Hennepin Technical College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,630 per year
  2. Minneapolis Community and Technical College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,974 per year
  3. Ridgewater College - located in Willmar, students are charged $5,280 per year

An audio production degree from a Minnesota school... what next?

The highest percentage of audio production graduates in Minnesota pursue careers as an audio producer. In 2010, there were 780 audio producers working in Minnesota. The largest populations of Minnesota audio producers are working in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 670 audio producers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of audio producers in Minnesota will grow by 3%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 960 audio producers working in Minnesota.

Salary

An audio producer in Minnesota makes an average of $47,500 per year. In 2010, however, some Minnesota audio producers earned as little as less than $27,660 per year or as much as more than $70,310 per year. The counties in Minnesota with the highest average salary for an audio producer are:

  1. Anoka County - $48,210 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in audio production in Minnesota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as audio production or music 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 Production in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Audio Production in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Audio Production in Minnesota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,386 miles from location Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis MN 9.36602 n/a 10,618
6,509 miles from location Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall MN 22.5505 35% 6,740
6,391 miles from location Hennepin Technical College Minneapolis MN 14.4772 n/a 6,395
6,472 miles from location Ridgewater College Willmar MN 19.0395 n/a 4,318
6,380 miles from location Northwestern College Saint Paul MN 29.2202 43% 3,070
6,384 miles from location North Central University Minneapolis MN 27.6803 100% 1,243
6,380 miles from location Brown College Saint Paul MN 20.8408 n/a 1,096
6,385 miles from location Institute of Production and Recording Minneapolis MN 28.1749 74% 389
 

Curious what studying Audio Production gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians + 780 $47,500 52.9%
2
Broadcast Technicians + 640 $39,530 23.1%
3
Sound Engineering Technicians + 100 $49,960 -37.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are audio production related jobs in Minnesota