Lawrence, KS (population: 92,060) has three computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kansas City Art Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 690. It is the 3541st highest ranked school in the USA and the 106th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Computer Animation students from Lawrence 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.
Lawrence lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Lawrence area has 47,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 9.1% unemployment rate, $17.32/hr average worker wage, and a $36,030 average annual salary.
Of the 3 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Lawrence, 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 Johnson County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lawrence|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||39.3 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||39.7 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||47.3 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||53.4 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||60.1 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||83.1 miles|