Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has three animation schools within its city limits. Emerson College, the highest ranked school in the city with an animation program, has a total student population of 4,556. It is the 145th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Animation students from Boston 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.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary.
Of the 3 animation schools in Boston, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emerson College comes out as the most expensive ($27,908/yr) for animation students, with Massachusetts College of Art and Design as the lowest, reported at only $15,161/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|