East Peoria, IL has three computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bradley University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 5,800. It is the 1125th highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Computer Animation students from East Peoria 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.
East Peoria lies in Tazewell county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Peoria area has 170,260 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary.
Of the 3 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of East Peoria, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradley University comes out as the most expensive ($21,123/yr) for computer animation students, with Joliet Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $4,130/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from East Peoria|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||78.2 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||83.3 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||96.1 miles|