El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has three computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 18,526. It is the 396th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New Mexico.
Computer Animation students from El Paso 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.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary.
Of the 3 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of El Paso, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Mexico State University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($9,500/yr) for computer animation students, with New Mexico State University-Dona Ana as the lowest, reported at only $5,430/yr.