With an overall population of 441,545 and a student population of 59,835, approximately 690 of Kansas City students attend one of Kansas City's schools that offer computer animation programs.
Of the 1 computer animation schools in Kansas City, the largest computer animation school, by student population, is Kansas City Art Institute. In 2010, Kansas City Art Institute graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in computer animation.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a computer animation degree from one of Kansas City's computer animation schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,580 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $3,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a computer animation program in Kansas City. And if you live on campus at one of the Kansas City-based computer animation schools, you will have an added expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,080.
After graduating with your credentials in computer animation, if you decide to work as a computer animator in Kansas City, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 920 computer animators in Missouri. Of these computer animators, 190 were working in the greater Kansas City area. The number of computer animators in Kansas City is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer animators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer animator in Kansas City is $39,190 per year, which is lower than the average for computer animators state-wide.