Carmel, IN (population: 71,355) has four computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Indiana Wesleyan University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 15,345. It is the 227th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Computer Animation students from Carmel 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.
Carmel lies in Hamilton county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary.
Of the 4 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Carmel, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($23,445/yr) for computer animation students, with Indiana Wesleyan University as the lowest, reported at only $20,355/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carmel|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||52.7 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||73.5 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||75.9 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||91.6 miles|