Fort Dodge, IA has seventy-four computer animation schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Loyola University Chicago, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 15,879. It is the 144th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Computer Animation students from Fort Dodge 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.
Fort Dodge lies in Webster county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area has 147,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.78/hr average worker wage, and a $32,810 average annual salary.
Of the 74 computer animation schools with a 500-mile radius of Fort Dodge, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryan University comes out as the most expensive ($31,601/yr) for computer animation students, with Colby Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,131/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Dodge|
|Storm Lake||IA||-||2||49.0567||85||53.5 miles|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||67.7 miles|
|Des Moines||IA||200,202||10||28.1761||244||69.4 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||87.8 miles|