Jefferson City, MO (population: 41,319) has three computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. ITT Technical Institute-Earth City, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 1,001. It is the 3933rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 122nd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Computer Animation students from Jefferson City 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.
Jefferson City lies in Cole county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Jefferson City area has 80,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.71/hr average worker wage, and a $36,830 average annual salary.
Of the 3 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Jefferson City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Earth City comes out as the most expensive ($22,377/yr) for computer animation students, with Saint Louis Community College-Meramec as the lowest, reported at only $8,038/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jefferson City|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||86.5 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||91.5 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||95.6 miles|