Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has four animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tulsa Technology Center-Broken Arrow Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an animation program, has a total student population of 371. It is the 1357th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Animation students from Tulsa 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.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary.
Of the 4 animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Tulsa, 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 Labette Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,418/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|