Rock Island, IL has nine multimedia design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mount Mercy College, the highest ranked school in this group with a multimedia design program, has a total student population of 1,666. It is the 1778th highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Multimedia Design students from Rock Island schools who go on to become multimedia designers, interactive media designers, media designers, digital media designers, 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. Also, Graphic designers make on average $47,820 per year and there are about 200,870 of them employed in the US today.
Rock Island lies in Rock Island county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area has 182,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,700 average annual salary.
Of the 9 multimedia design schools with a 100-mile radius of Rock Island, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,227/yr) for multimedia design students, with Illinois Central College as the lowest, reported at only $4,505/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rock Island|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||50.8 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||56.1 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||64.7 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||78.2 miles|