West Lafayette, IN has six 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 West Lafayette 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.
West Lafayette lies in Tippecanoe county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Lafayette area has 82,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $18.49/hr average worker wage, and a $38,460 average annual salary.
Of the 6 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of West Lafayette, only 2 have 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 Joliet Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $4,130/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Lafayette|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||70.7 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||71.8 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||81.0 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||83.8 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||88.5 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||88.7 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||89.1 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||91.8 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||92.4 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||92.9 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||94.2 miles|