Iola, KS has six computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southwestern College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 1,810. It is the 553rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Kansas.
Computer Animation students from Iola 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.
Iola lies in Allen county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary.
Of the 6 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Iola, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kansas City Art Institute comes out as the most expensive ($23,883/yr) for computer animation students, with Butler Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,456/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Iola|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||38.2 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||80.2 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||88.0 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||94.6 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||94.9 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||97.4 miles|