Council Bluffs, IA (population: 59,918) has two computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Vatterott College-Spring Valley Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 748. It is the 3939th highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Computer Animation students from Council Bluffs 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.
Council Bluffs lies in Pottawattamie county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary.
Of the 2 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Council Bluffs, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Omaha comes out as the most expensive ($22,177/yr) for computer animation students, with Vatterott College-Spring Valley Campus as the lowest, reported at only $16,595/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Council Bluffs|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||91.3 miles|