North Augusta, SC has three computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Sandersville Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 1,116. It is the 3434th highest ranked school in the USA and the 70th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Computer Animation students from North Augusta 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.
North Augusta lies in Aiken county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Augusta-Richmond County-SC area has 204,020 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,890 average annual salary.
Of the 3 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of North Augusta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Columbia comes out as the most expensive ($22,225/yr) for computer animation students, with Sandersville Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,308/yr.
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