Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has three animation schools within its city limits. American Intercontinental University-Dunwoody Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with an animation program, has a total student population of 2,050. It is the 4579th highest ranked school in the USA and the 115th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Animation students from Atlanta 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.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary.
Of the 3 animation schools in Atlanta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American Intercontinental University-Dunwoody Campus comes out as the most expensive ($22,399/yr) for animation students, with Westwood College-Atlanta Midtown as the lowest, reported at only $20,917/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|