Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has one computer animation school within its city limits. East Valley Institute of Technology has a total student population of 270. It is the 1263rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Computer Animation students from Mesa schools who go on to become computer animators, animators, animation designers, animation artists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 28,800 people working as multimedia artists and animators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,810.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, East Valley Institute of Technology ends up costing a student $13,392/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|