West Palm Beach, FL (population: 99,706) 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 West Palm Beach 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.
West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach, 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 West Palm Beach|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||10.3 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||15.5 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||20.9 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||26.3 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||30.4 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||32.7 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||34.2 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||35.3 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||39.1 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||42.2 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||52.8 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||56.5 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||56.5 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||58.8 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||59.2 miles|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||65.0 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||73.1 miles|