Port Charlotte, FL (population: 49,392) has three animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ringling College of Art and Design, the highest ranked school in this group with an animation program, has a total student population of 1,318. It is the 2229th highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about animation programs in Port Charlotte, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of animation professors at Ringling College of Art and Design such as Tammy Daniel.
Animation students from Port Charlotte 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.
Port Charlotte lies in Charlotte county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Punta Gorda area has 38,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,770 average annual salary.
Of the 3 animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Port Charlotte, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ringling College of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($33,946/yr) for animation students, with ITT Technical Institute-Tampa as the lowest, reported at only $21,511/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Port Charlotte|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||6.4 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||23.7 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||25.1 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||29.6 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||49.1 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||62.4 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||70.6 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||93.6 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||94.4 miles|