Wisconsin Rapids, WI has four 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 Wisconsin Rapids 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.
Wisconsin Rapids lies in Wood county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area has 173,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.57/hr average worker wage, and a $36,550 average annual salary.
Of the 4 computer animation schools with a 100-mile radius of Wisconsin Rapids, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Green Bay comes out as the most expensive ($21,879/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 Wisconsin Rapids|
|La Crosse||WI||50,893||3||27.5304||229||79.9 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||80.1 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||87.7 miles|
|Green Bay||WI||101,191||7||25.235||199||90.7 miles|