Cape Girardeau, MO has two computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. McKendree University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 3,284. It is the 430th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Computer Animation students from Cape Girardeau 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.
Cape Girardeau lies in Cape Girardeau county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area has 197,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $14.87/hr average worker wage, and a $30,940 average annual salary.
Of the 2 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Cape Girardeau, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Arnold comes out as the most expensive ($22,259/yr) for computer animation students, with McKendree University as the lowest, reported at only $16,733/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cape Girardeau|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||61.4 miles|