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Schools Offering Animation Programs in Maryland

Each year, approximately 0.0% of Maryland graduates receive degrees in animation. That means an estimated 44 animators graduate from Maryland's 8 animation schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Maryland that has a animation program is University of Baltimore. University of Baltimore, which was ranked 59th in the country in 2010, is located in Baltimore. In 2010, 26 students graduated from University of Baltimore's animation program. University of Baltimore charged in-state students $7,330 in tuition fees per year.

Morgan State University, which was ranked 76th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Maryland that has a animation program. It is located in Baltimore. Morgan State University charged in-state students $6,727 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Maryland with a animation program is Hagerstown Community College, which is located in Hagerstown. In 2010, it was ranked 86th nationwide. Students at Hagerstown Community College paid $2,716 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Maryland animation school, average tuition will be $7,017 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,716 per year to $18,048 per year. In 2010, the animation schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maryland were:

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Owings Mills - located in Owings Mills, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. University of Baltimore - located in Baltimore, students are charged $7,330 per year
  3. Morgan State University - located in Baltimore, students are charged $6,727 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Maryland animation schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Hagerstown Community College - located in Hagerstown, students are charged $2,716 per year
  2. Cecil College - located in North East, students are charged $3,010 per year
  3. Montgomery College - located in Rockville, students are charged $4,272 per year

An animation degree from a Maryland school... what next?

The highest percentage of animation graduates in Maryland pursue careers as an animator. 560 animators were working in Maryland in 2010. The largest populations of Maryland animators are working in the following counties:

  1. Anne Arundel County - 270 animators
  2. Frederick County - 230 animators

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,570 animators will be working in Maryland state. This would require the number of animators to grow by 14%.


On average, animators earn $58,590 per year. In 2010, however, some Maryland animators earned as little as less than $32,080 per year or as much as more than $95,930 per year. The following counties in Maryland have the highest average salaries for animators:

  1. Frederick County - $62,960 per year
  2. Anne Arundel County - $56,570 per year

On average, animators earns the least in the following Maryland counties:

  1. Anne Arundel County - $56,570 per year
  2. Frederick County - $62,960 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maryland statistics regarding a career in animation and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as computer animation or design.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Animation in Maryland
  • Bachelor's Degree in Animation in Maryland

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Graphic Designers 3,930 $52,920 5.1%
Multimedia Artists and Animators 560 $58,590 43.6%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 70 $38,530 -53.3%

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