Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has two animation schools within its city limits. Austin Community College District, the highest ranked school in the city with an animation program, has a total student population of 40,248. It is the 5261st highest ranked school in the USA and the 297th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Animation students from Austin 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.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary.
Of the 2 animation schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Austin comes out as the most expensive ($31,834/yr) for animation students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|