Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has three animation schools within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Nashville, the highest ranked school in the city with an animation program, has a total student population of 1,041. It is the 3840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 108th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Animation students from Nashville 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.
Nashville lies in Davidson 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 3 animation schools in Nashville, 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 ITT Technical Institute-Nashville as the lowest, reported at only $21,757/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|