Kokomo, IN (population: 45,373) 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 Kokomo 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.
Kokomo lies in Howard county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area has 149,950 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $16.18/hr average worker wage, and a $33,650 average annual salary.
Of the 4 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Kokomo, 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 Kokomo|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||40.7 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||41.1 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||66.0 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||83.3 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||84.9 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||93.8 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||96.3 miles|