Boca Raton, FL (population: 86,084) has four animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Inc, the highest ranked school in this group with an animation program, has a total student population of 3,217. It is the 3088th highest ranked school in the USA and the 157th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Animation students from Boca Raton 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.
Boca Raton lies in Palm Beach county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach Metropolitan area has 510,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,380 average annual salary.
Of the 4 animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Boca Raton, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, AI Miami International University of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($37,252/yr) for animation students, with Miami Dade College as the lowest, reported at only $13,569/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boca Raton|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||4.2 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||5.7 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||7.6 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||9.1 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||11.2 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||11.6 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||16.0 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||17.3 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||26.3 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||28.7 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||30.4 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||31.0 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||32.7 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||34.2 miles|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||38.8 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||47.3 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||64.7 miles|