Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has two animation schools within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in the city with an animation program, has a total student population of 6,205. It is the 3484th highest ranked school in the USA and the 72nd highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Animation students from Indianapolis 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.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary.
Of the 2 animation schools in Indianapolis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($23,445/yr) for animation students, with The Art Institute of Indianapolis as the lowest, reported at only $22,430/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|