Oshkosh, WI (population: 63,983) 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 Oshkosh 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.
Oshkosh lies in Winnebago county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Oshkosh-Neenah area has 86,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $19.68/hr average worker wage, and a $40,930 average annual salary.
Of the 9 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Oshkosh, 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 Oshkosh|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||18.0 miles|
|Green Bay||WI||101,191||7||25.235||199||44.3 miles|
|Wisconsin Rapids||WI||-||1||14.8847||67||67.7 miles|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||74.6 miles|