Tallahassee, FL (population: 175,438) has sixty computer animation schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Miami, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 15,629. It is the 69th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Florida.
Computer Animation students from Tallahassee 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.
Tallahassee lies in Leon county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tallahassee area has 161,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,520 average annual salary.
Of the 60 computer animation schools with a 500-mile radius of Tallahassee, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, AI Miami International University of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($37,252/yr) for computer animation students, with Rockingham Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,093/yr.