Sound Engineering in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Sound Engineering Programs in Minnesota


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Minnesota graduates receive degrees in sound engineering. In other words, every year an estimated 137 sound engineers graduate from Minnesota's 5 sound engineering schools.

Top Schools

Institute of Production and Recording, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a sound engineering program. It is located in Minneapolis. 106 students graduated with a degree in sound engineering from Institute of Production and Recording in 2010. Institute of Production and Recording charged in-state students $24,300 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota with a sound engineering program is North Central University, which is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. In 2010, 5 students graduated from North Central University sound engineering program. Students at North Central University paid $16,340 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a sound engineering program is Ridgewater College. Ridgewater College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Willmar. In 2010, 6 students graduated from Ridgewater College sound engineering program. The tuition rate at Ridgewater College was $5,280 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Minnesota sound engineering school, average tuition will be $11,105 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $4,630 per year to $24,300 per year. The Minnesota sound engineering schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Institute of Production and Recording - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $24,300 per year
  2. North Central University - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $16,340 per year
  3. Ridgewater College - located in Willmar, students are charged $5,280 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Minnesota sound engineering 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

A sound engineering degree from a Minnesota school... what next?

Most people who graduate from sound engineering school in Minnesota go on to work as a sound engineer. 100 sound engineers were working in Minnesota in 2010. In Minnesota, the largest numbers of sound engineers work in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 90 sound engineers

Salary

On average, a sound engineer earns a salary of $49,960 per year in Minnesota state. However, Minnesota sound engineers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $32,840 per year to more than $79,460 per year in 2010. On average a sound engineer earns the most in the following Minnesota counties:

  1. Anoka County - $51,030 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in sound engineering in Minnesota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as audio production or video 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 Sound Engineering in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sound Engineering in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Sound Engineering 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
6,391 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
6,384 miles from location North Central University Minneapolis MN 27.6803 100% 1,243
6,385 miles from location Institute of Production and Recording Minneapolis MN 28.1749 74% 389
 

Curious what studying Sound Engineering 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
Sound Engineering Technicians + 100 $49,960 -37.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are sound engineering related jobs in Minnesota