Illinois contains 24 schools that offer computer animation programs. Loyola University Chicago, the highest-ranking computer animation school in IL, has a total student population of 15,879 and is the 144th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 24 computer animation schools in Illinois, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($28,726/yr), with Joliet Junior College as the lowest recorded at only $4,130/yr.
Computer Animation students from Illinois 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.
Also, within the computer animation schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from computer animation, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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