South Dakota contains two schools that offer computer animation programs. Northern State University, the highest-ranking computer animation school in SD, has a total student population of 2,625 and is the 3177th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 computer animation schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dakota State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,024/yr), with Northern State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,647/yr.
Computer Animation students from South Dakota 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.
Also, within the computer animation schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from computer animation, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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