Cape Coral, FL (population: 161,428) has seven computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Tampa, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 6,291. It is the 389th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Computer Animation students from Cape Coral 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.
Cape Coral lies in Lee county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area has 201,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,330 average annual salary.
Of the 7 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Cape Coral, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ringling College of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($33,946/yr) for computer animation students, with Southwest Florida College as the lowest, reported at only $16,600/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cape Coral|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||8.3 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||9.3 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||24.5 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||25.1 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||30.7 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||86.9 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||95.0 miles|