Beloit, WI has twenty-seven computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Loyola University Chicago, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 15,879. It is the 144th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Computer Animation students from Beloit 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.
Beloit lies in Rock county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Janesville area has 62,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $18.23/hr average worker wage, and a $37,910 average annual salary.
Of the 27 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Beloit, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($28,726/yr) for computer animation students, with Joliet Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $4,130/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Beloit|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||40.7 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||47.7 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||55.2 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||57.4 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||59.8 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||61.1 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||61.6 miles|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||61.6 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||63.5 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||63.6 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||65.9 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||66.7 miles|