Melbourne, FL (population: 77,650) has five computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Full Sail University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 7,516. It is the 1802nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 85th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about computer animation programs in Melbourne, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer animation professors at Full Sail University such as Tim Bowser, Cameron Moore, Ken Norman, and Marcus Scarsella.
Computer Animation students from Melbourne 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.
Melbourne lies in Brevard county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville area has 195,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,530 average annual salary.
Of the 5 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Melbourne, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Full Sail University comes out as the most expensive ($31,663/yr) for computer animation students, with Orlando Tech as the lowest, reported at only $20,124/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Melbourne|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||54.4 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||60.1 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||60.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||76.3 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||78.7 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||99.1 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||99.9 miles|