Lebanon, TN has four animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Nossi College of Art, the highest ranked school in this group with an animation program, has a total student population of 445. It is the 2258th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Animation students from Lebanon 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.
Lebanon lies in Wilson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary.
Of the 4 animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Lebanon, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville comes out as the most expensive ($30,998/yr) for animation students, with Nossi College of Art as the lowest, reported at only $13,179/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lebanon|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||53.3 miles|