La Crosse, WI (population: 50,893) has one computer animation school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Loras College has a total student population of 1,567. It is the 1954th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Computer Animation students from La Crosse 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.
La Crosse lies in La Crosse county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the La Crosse-MN area has 70,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 6.1% unemployment rate, $18.15/hr average worker wage, and a $37,750 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loras College ends up costing a student $18,206/yr.