Miami Gardens, FL (population: 113,813) 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 Miami Gardens 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.
Miami Gardens lies in Broward county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metropolitan area has 715,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,790 average annual salary.
Of the 4 animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Miami Gardens, 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 Miami Gardens|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||4.2 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||5.5 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||5.7 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||7.4 miles|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||11.3 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||15.4 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||16.6 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||22.0 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||22.8 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||23.9 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||26.8 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||31.0 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||36.6 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||42.2 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||48.3 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||56.5 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||92.9 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||99.5 miles|