Mountain Home, AR has four multimedia schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Harding University, the highest ranked school in this group with a multimedia program, has a total student population of 6,484. It is the 224th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arkansas.
Multimedia students from Mountain Home schools who go on to become multimedia designers, audio engineers, graphic designers, video engineers, 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.
Mountain Home lies in Baxter county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area has 68,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $13.96/hr average worker wage, and a $29,050 average annual salary.
Of the 4 multimedia schools with a 100-mile radius of Mountain Home, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Evangel University comes out as the most expensive ($15,984/yr) for multimedia students, with Northwest Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $4,838/yr.