Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one animation school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. ITT Technical Institute-Cordova has a total student population of 1,009. It is the 4189th highest ranked school in the USA and the 114th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Animation students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Cordova ends up costing a student $22,206/yr.