North Manchester, IN has six animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Michigan University, the highest ranked school in this group with an animation program, has a total student population of 24,576. It is the 1285th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Animation students from North Manchester 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.
North Manchester lies in Wabash county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area has 197,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $16.31/hr average worker wage, and a $33,920 average annual salary.
Of the 6 animation schools with a 100-mile radius of North Manchester, only 2 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 Kalamazoo Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Manchester|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||33.1 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||53.7 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||54.5 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||71.8 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||76.2 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||94.1 miles|