Appleton, WI (population: 70,483) has nine computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Saint Norbert College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 2,175. It is the 1643rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Computer Animation students from Appleton 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.
Appleton lies in Calumet county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Appleton area has 115,230 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $18.89/hr average worker wage, and a $39,280 average annual salary.
Of the 9 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Appleton, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design comes out as the most expensive ($24,016/yr) for computer animation students, with Milwaukee Area Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,574/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Appleton|
|Green Bay||WI||101,191||7||25.235||199||26.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||34.7 miles|
|Wisconsin Rapids||WI||-||1||14.8847||67||70.6 miles|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||89.1 miles|