North Augusta, SC has eight multimedia schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Augusta State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a multimedia program, has a total student population of 7,061. It is the 623rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Multimedia students from North Augusta 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.
North Augusta lies in Aiken county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Augusta-Richmond County-SC area has 204,020 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,890 average annual salary.
Of the 8 multimedia schools with a 100-mile radius of North Augusta, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Columbia Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,171/yr) for multimedia students, with Southeastern Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $4,291/yr.
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