Computer Animation in Illinois

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Schools Offering Computer Animation Programs in Illinois


Around 0.1% of Illinois's graduates graduate from computer animation degree programs every year. Thus, Illinois' 18 computer animation schools put out approximately 241 computer animators each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a computer animation program is Elmhurst College, which is located in Elmhurst. In 2010, it was ranked 35th nationwide. 3 students graduated with a degree in computer animation from Elmhurst College in 2010. Students at Elmhurst College paid $28,660 per year in tuition fees.

North Central College, which was ranked 35th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a computer animation program. It is located in Naperville. North Central College charged in-state students $28,224 in tuition fees per year.

DePaul University, which was ranked 35th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a computer animation program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, 20 students graduated from DePaul University computer animation program. The tuition rate at DePaul University was $28,858 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Illinois' computer animation schools ranges from $28,858 per year to $2,744 per year. But, the average tuition is $15,809 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois computer animation schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. DePaul University - located in Chicago, students are charged $28,858 per year
  2. Elmhurst College - located in Elmhurst, students are charged $28,660 per year
  3. North Central College - located in Naperville, students are charged $28,224 per year

The computer animation schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. McHenry County College - located in Crystal Lake, students are charged $2,744 per year
  2. Moraine Valley Community College - located in Palos Hills, students are charged $3,006 per year
  3. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College - located in Chicago, students are charged $3,010 per year

A computer animation degree from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of computer animation graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a computer animator. In 2010, there were 970 computer animators working in Illinois. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of computer animators are:

  1. Cook County - 760 computer animators
  2. Champaign County - 40 computer animators
  3. Menard County

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of computer animators in the state of Illinois will grow to 1,880. This would require a 10% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, a computer animator earns a salary of $59,310 per year in Illinois state. However, this number is only an average. computer animators in Illinois had varying salaries from $19,400 to $95,380 per year in 2010. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for computer animators:

  1. Cook County - $62,850 per year
  2. Champaign County - $50,870 per year
  3. Menard County - $38,930 per year

The following counties in Illinois have the lowest average salaries for computer animators:

  1. Menard County - $38,930 per year
  2. Champaign County - $50,870 per year
  3. Cook County - $62,850 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in computer animation. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as design or computer animation.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Animation in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Animation in Illinois
  • Certificate in Computer Animation in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
6,103 miles from location DePaul University Chicago IL 35.6436 31% 25,072
6,113 miles from location Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills IL 13.4837 n/a 17,774
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,103 miles from location Columbia College Chicago Chicago IL 18.5129 n/a 12,127
6,103 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago IL 6.60952 n/a 8,464
6,141 miles from location McHenry County College Crystal Lake IL 13.7359 n/a 6,811
6,205 miles from location Bradley University Peoria IL 35.5501 24% 5,800
6,119 miles from location Elmhurst College Elmhurst IL 64.8476 30% 3,363
6,129 miles from location North Central College Naperville IL 64.8467 29% 2,798
6,103 miles from location International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago IL 8.83915 n/a 1,832
0 miles from location The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg Schaumburg IL 27.1043 97% 1,420
6,114 miles from location Westwood College-O'Hare Airport Chicago IL 16.0541 n/a 888
6,103 miles from location Westwood College-Chicago Loop Chicago IL 15.4518 n/a 885
6,124 miles from location Westwood College-Dupage Woodridge IL 16.3637 n/a 582
6,097 miles from location Westwood College-River Oaks Calumet City IL 19.3758 100% 579
6,118 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect Mount Prospect IL 31.3178 100% 549
6,103 miles from location American Academy of Art Chicago IL 19.8092 n/a 400
 

Curious what studying Computer Animation gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Multimedia Artists and Animators + 970 $59,310 26.0%
 

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