Evansville, IN (population: 115,666) has two animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the highest ranked school in this group with an animation program, has a total student population of 20,350. It is the 2038th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Animation students from Evansville 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.
Evansville lies in Vanderburgh county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Evansville-KY area has 168,010 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $18.49/hr average worker wage, and a $38,450 average annual salary.
Of the 2 animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Evansville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Newburgh comes out as the most expensive ($21,848/yr) for animation students, with Southern Illinois University Carbondale as the lowest, reported at only $12,358/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Evansville|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||27.0 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||92.3 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||95.7 miles|