Eau Claire, WI (population: 66,106) has six computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, has a total student population of 3,070. It is the 2097th highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Computer Animation students from Eau Claire 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.
Eau Claire lies in Eau Claire county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Eau Claire area has 75,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $17.59/hr average worker wage, and a $36,580 average annual salary.
Of the 6 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Eau Claire, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institutes International Minnesota comes out as the most expensive ($28,338/yr) for computer animation students, with Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $10,107/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Eau Claire|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||69.1 miles|
|La Crosse||WI||50,893||3||27.5304||229||69.7 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||76.2 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||76.6 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||79.4 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||80.9 miles|
|Wisconsin Rapids||WI||-||1||14.8847||67||87.7 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||91.5 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||91.9 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||92.1 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||93.2 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||96.7 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||98.5 miles|