Platteville, WI has four computer animation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Loras College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer animation program, 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 Platteville 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.
Platteville lies in Grant county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area has 139,210 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $16.33/hr average worker wage, and a $33,970 average annual salary.
Of the 4 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Platteville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loras College comes out as the most expensive ($18,206/yr) for computer animation students, with Madison Area Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $9,970/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Platteville|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||80.6 miles|
|La Crosse||WI||50,893||3||27.5304||229||84.7 miles|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||84.9 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||92.1 miles|