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States with audio engineering schools

How will your audio engineering education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the audio engineering education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. The US has 239 brick and mortar audio engineering schools.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top schools in the country with audio engineering programs were:

  1. New York University - located in New York, New York
  2. The University of Texas at Austin - located in Austin, Texas
  3. Johns Hopkins University - located in Baltimore, Maryland

Student Demographics

In the US, 6,184 students graduated from audio engineering programs in 2010. Of these students, 2,390 received certifications in audio engineering, 3,638 received an undergraduate degree in audio engineering, and 156 received a graduate-level degree in audio engineering.


Students can pursue education in audio engineering at the following levels:

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

During the course of their audio engineering education, students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge:

  • Teamwork
  • Recording
  • Signal Processing
  • Editing
  • Audio Processing


The average tuition at audio engineering schools around the nation was $18,824 per year in 2010. The highest tuition was charged by the following audio engineering schools:

  1. Johns Hopkins University - located in Baltimore, Maryland, students paid $39,150
  2. New York University - located in New York, New York, students paid $38,765
  3. Loyola Marymount University - located in Los Angeles, California, students paid $35,419

The audio engineering schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. Southeastern Community College - located in Whiteville, North Carolina, students paid $1,299
  2. Brigham Young University - located in Provo, Utah, students paid $4,290
  3. Alabama A & M University - located in Normal, Alabama, students paid $4,692

How will your audio engineering job compare?

A large number of audio engineering majors become audio engineers. According to the government, in 2010 the US had 15,650 audio engineers. The largest numbers of audio engineers work in the following states:

  1. California - 3,820 Audio Engineers
  2. New York - 3,560 Audio Engineers
  3. Florida - 820 Audio Engineers

Projected Growth

The projected growth for audio engineers is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. Connecticut - 19%
  2. Texas - 14%
  3. Maryland - 11%


Audio engineers in the US can make an average of $52,225 per year. However, factors such as location, experience, or your employer can cause the salary for an audio engineer to vary greatly. Salaries for audio engineers range from less than $15,670 per year to more than $162,900 per year. Audio engineers in the following states make the highest salaries on average:

  1. California - $68,730 per year
  2. Washington DC - $68,230 per year
  3. Nevada - $63,170 per year

On average, an audio engineer earns the least in the following states:

  1. Alabama - $21,430 per year
  2. Kansas - $28,300 per year
  3. Oklahoma - $29,430 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying
audio engineering?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 47,510 $44,460 17.6%
Broadcast Technicians 30,520 $41,170 -0.7%
Sound Engineering Technicians 15,650 $54,030 23.4%