Rochester has a total population of 219,773 and a student population of 56,798. Of these students, 15,445 are enrolled in schools that offer computer animation programs.
The largest computer animation school in Rochester, by student population, is Rochester Institute of Technology. Approximately 38 students graduated in 2010 from Rochester Institute of Technology with credentials in computer animation.
A reported 38 students graduated with credentials in computer animation in Rochester in 2010. In 2009 tuition at computer animation schools in Rochester was $29,283 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,050 for computer animation related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,134 per year, on average, for room and board at Rochester-based computer animation schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many computer animation graduates choose to work as computer animators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Rochester, your job prospects are not very good. There were 7,080 computer animators working in New York and 40 working in the greater Rochester area in 2010. Rochester's computer animator workforce is projected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer animators.
As a computer animator in Rochester, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,950 per year. This is higher than the average salary for computer animators in the state.
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