Moline, IL (population: 43,295) 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 Moline 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.
Moline lies in Rock Island county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area has 182,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,700 average annual salary.
Of the 3 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Moline, none have 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 Rockford Career College as the lowest, reported at only $15,278/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Moline|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||4.8 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||55.6 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||57.6 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||69.4 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||74.2 miles|