Athens, AL has six animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Birmingham Southern College, the highest ranked school in this group with an animation program, has a total student population of 1,549. It is the 215th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Animation students from Athens schools who go on to become animation artists, animators, animation designers, game designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Multimedia artists and animators make on average $62,810 per year and there are about 28,800 of them employed in the US today.
Athens lies in Limestone county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary.
Of the 6 animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Athens, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville comes out as the most expensive ($30,998/yr) for animation students, with John C Calhoun State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,310/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Athens|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||98.2 miles|