Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has two computer animation schools within its city limits. School of Communication Arts, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 346. It is the 3595th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about computer animation programs in Raleigh, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer animation professors at School of Communication Arts such as Marc Russo.
Computer Animation students from Raleigh 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.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary.
Of the 2 computer animation schools in Raleigh, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, School of Communication Arts comes out as the most expensive ($25,171/yr) for computer animation students, with Wake Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $12,759/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|