Sioux City, IA (population: 83,250) 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 Sioux City 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.
Sioux City lies in Plymouth 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 2 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Sioux City, 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 Sioux City|
|Orange City||IA||-||1||27.8622||68||38.9 miles|
|Storm Lake||IA||-||2||49.0567||85||61.4 miles|
|Sioux Falls||SD||160,938||10||21.3787||260||74.0 miles|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||91.3 miles|