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Audio Engineering in North Carolina

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Schools Offering Audio Engineering Programs in North Carolina

Each year, roughly 0.0% of North Carolina students graduate with degrees in audio engineering. In other words, every year an estimated 91 audio engineers graduate from North Carolina's 9 audio engineering schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in North Carolina that has a audio engineering program is Elon University. Elon University, which was ranked 26th in the country in 2010, is located in Elon College. In 2010, 3 students graduated from Elon University's audio engineering program. Tuition at Elon University was $26,827 per year.

Southeastern Community College, which is located in Whiteville, is the second-ranked school in North Carolina that has a audio engineering program. It received a ranking of 71st in the country in 2010. Students at Southeastern Community College paid $1,455 per year in tuition fees.

Living Arts College, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in North Carolina that has a audio engineering program. It is located in Raleigh. In 2010, Living Arts College graduated 26 students from its audio engineering programs. Living Arts College charged in-state students $19,260 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a North Carolina audio engineering school, average tuition will be $6,561 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,455 per year to $26,827 per year. The North Carolina audio engineering schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Elon University - located in Elon College, students are charged $26,827 per year
  2. Living Arts College - located in Raleigh, students are charged $19,260 per year
  3. Gaston College - located in Dallas, students are charged $1,984 per year

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

  1. Southeastern Community College - located in Whiteville, students are charged $1,455 per year
  2. Isothermal Community College - located in Spindale, students are charged $1,846 per year
  3. Cleveland Community College - located in Shelby, students are charged $1,873 per year

An audio engineering degree from a North Carolina school... what next?

The highest percentage of audio engineering graduates in North Carolina pursue careers as an audio engineer. 210 audio engineers were working in North Carolina in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of North Carolina audio engineers:

  1. Anson County - 70 audio engineers
  2. Guilford County - 40 audio engineers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of audio engineers in the state of North Carolina will grow to 190. This would require a 6% growth in the profession.


An audio engineer in North Carolina earns $37,030 per year on average. In 2010, however, some North Carolina audio engineers earned as little as less than $15,670 per year or as much as more than $65,900 per year. On average an audio engineer earns the most in the following North Carolina counties:

  1. Anson County - $46,100 per year
  2. Guilford County - $21,040 per year

On average, audio engineers earns the least in the following North Carolina counties:

  1. Guilford County - $21,040 per year
  2. Anson County - $46,100 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in audio engineering in North Carolina 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 North Carolina
  • Bachelor's Degree in Audio Engineering in North Carolina
  • Certificate in Audio Engineering in North Carolina

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Curious what studying Audio Engineering gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 810 $35,120 9.5%
Broadcast Technicians 780 $31,150 -8.2%
Sound Engineering Technicians 210 $37,030 50.0%

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