Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has three animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Meridian Technology Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an animation program, has a total student population of 576. It is the 2274th highest ranked school in the USA and the 51st highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Animation students from Oklahoma City 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.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary.
Of the 3 animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Oklahoma City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meridian Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($15,852/yr) for animation students, with Chisholm Trail Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $9,864/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|