Rolla, MO has eight 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 Rolla 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.
Rolla lies in Phelps county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area has 175,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.12/hr average worker wage, and a $31,450 average annual salary.
Of the 8 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Rolla, only 1 has 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 Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley as the lowest, reported at only $7,679/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rolla|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||48.5 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||85.2 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||89.3 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||89.9 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||95.8 miles|