Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one computer animation school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. ITT Technical Institute-Cordova has a total student population of 1,009. It is the 4189th highest ranked school in the USA and the 114th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Computer Animation students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Cordova ends up costing a student $22,206/yr.