Kenosha, WI (population: 98,714) has twenty-eight 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 Kenosha 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.
Kenosha lies in Kenosha county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area has 383,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,670 average annual salary.
Of the 28 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Kenosha, 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 Muskegon Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,311/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kenosha|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||31.1 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||34.5 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||34.5 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||35.6 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||38.1 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||38.9 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||40.0 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||42.9 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||45.3 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||47.1 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||47.2 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||47.8 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||47.9 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||48.3 miles|