Computer Animation in Washington State

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Schools Offering Computer Animation Programs in Washington State


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Washington State students graduate with degrees in computer animation. Thus, Washington State's 7 computer animation schools put out approximately 154 computer animators each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State with a computer animation program is DigiPen Institute of Technology, which is located in Redmond. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. 36 students graduated with a degree in computer animation from DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2010. Tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology was $20,760 per year.

The second-ranked school in Washington State with a computer animation program is The Art Institute of Seattle, which is located in Seattle. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. In 2010, The Art Institute of Seattle graduated 56 students from its computer animation program. The tuition rate at The Art Institute of Seattle was $17,560 per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State with a computer animation program is ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley, which is located in Spokane. In 2010, it was ranked 77th nationwide. In 2010, 7 students graduated from ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley computer animation program. Tuition at ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley was $18,048 per year.

Cost

Computer animation schools in Washington State, charge students an average tuition of $14,083 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $20,760 per year, or as little as $3,006 per year. In 2010, the following Washington State computer animation schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. DigiPen Institute of Technology - located in Redmond, students are charged $20,760 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Everett - located in Everett, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Seattle - located in Seattle, students are charged $18,048 per year

The following Washington State computer animation schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year
  2. Lake Washington Technical College - located in Kirkland, students are charged $3,108 per year
  3. The Art Institute of Seattle - located in Seattle, students are charged $17,560 per year

A computer animation degree from a Washington State school... what next?

A large number of Washington State computer animation graduates become computer animators. If you decide to work as a computer animator in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,090 Washington State computer animators as of 2010. The Washington State counties with the largest populations of computer animators are:

  1. King County - 1,930 computer animators
  2. Pierce County

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 4,980 computer animators will be working in Washington State state. This would require the number of computer animators to grow by 18%.

Salary

A computer animator in Washington State makes an average of $62,250 per year. However, this number is only an average. computer animators in Washington State had varying salaries from $34,050 to $100,380 per year in 2010. On average a computer animator earns the most in the following Washington State counties:

  1. King County - $62,600 per year
  2. Pierce County - $51,170 per year

A computer animator in the following counties in Washington State make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Pierce County - $51,170 per year
  2. King County - $62,600 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State 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 Washington State
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Animation in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,701 miles from location Olympic College Bremerton WA 11.8614 n/a 7,536
7,677 miles from location Lake Washington Technical College Kirkland WA 9.52843 n/a 4,646
7,687 miles from location The Art Institute of Seattle Seattle WA 25.2395 97% 2,282
7,678 miles from location DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond WA 67.0931 99% 890
7,688 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Seattle Seattle WA 20.851 100% 593
7,674 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Everett Everett WA 14.8069 100% 506
7,466 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley Spokane WA 23.0275 100% 495
 

Curious what studying Computer Animation gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Multimedia Artists and Animators + 2,090 $62,250 175.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are computer animation related jobs in Washington State