Waterloo, IA (population: 67,011) has one computer animation school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Loras College has a total student population of 1,567. It is the 1954th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Computer Animation students from Waterloo 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.
Waterloo lies in Black Hawk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area has 86,280 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,960 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loras College ends up costing a student $18,206/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waterloo|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||5.4 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||50.1 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||70.9 miles|
|Des Moines||IA||200,202||10||28.1761||244||90.7 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||92.7 miles|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||96.0 miles|