Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has two animation schools within its city limits. The Art Institute of Phoenix, the highest ranked school in the city with an animation program, has a total student population of 1,243. It is the 3128th highest ranked school in the USA and the 42nd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Animation students from Phoenix 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.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary.
Of the 2 animation schools in Phoenix, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Phoenix comes out as the most expensive ($29,389/yr) for animation students, with The Art Institute of Phoenix as the lowest, reported at only $29,389/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|