Whitewater, WI has twenty-six 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 Whitewater 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.
Whitewater lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area has 159,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $17.31/hr average worker wage, and a $36,010 average annual salary.
Of the 26 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Whitewater, 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 Joliet Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $4,130/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Whitewater|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||37.6 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||46.5 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||55.8 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||61.5 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||64.2 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||65.0 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||66.3 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||66.5 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||70.0 miles|