Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has four animation schools within its city limits. The Art Center Design College-Tucson, the highest ranked school in the city with an animation program, has a total student population of 279. It is the 2714th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Animation students from Tucson 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.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary.
Of the 4 animation schools in Tucson, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Center Design College-Tucson comes out as the most expensive ($35,307/yr) for animation students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|