Joplin, MO (population: 51,126) has three computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bryan University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 357. It is the 754th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Computer Animation students from Joplin 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.
Joplin lies in Jasper county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Joplin area has 76,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.84/hr average worker wage, and a $32,940 average annual salary.
Of the 3 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Joplin, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryan University comes out as the most expensive ($31,601/yr) for computer animation students, with Labette Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,418/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Joplin|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||53.8 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||61.7 miles|