North Las Vegas, NV (population: 236,574) has three animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The Art Institute of Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in this group with an animation program, has a total student population of 1,346. It is the 2932nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Animation students from North Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary.
Of the 3 animation schools with a 100-mile radius of North Las Vegas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Las Vegas comes out as the most expensive ($31,267/yr) for animation students, with College of Southern Nevada as the lowest, reported at only $8,990/yr.