Richardson has a general population of 91,802 and an overall student population of 16,244. Approximately 15,783 of Richardson's students are enrolled in schools that offer animation programs.
Richardson's largest animation school is The University of Texas at Dallas. In 2010, The University of Texas at Dallas graduated approximately 146 students with credentials in animation.
In 2010, 146 students graduated with an animation degree from one of Richardson's animation schools. Tuition in 2009 at Richardson's animation schools was $21,772 per year for instate students and $32,602 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a animation program in Richardson. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,228 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,820.
If you decide to work as an animator in Richardson, your job prospects are good. There were 15,420 animators working in Texas and 2,710 working in the greater Richardson area in 2010. The government projects that the number of animators in Richardson will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for animators.
As an animator in Richardson, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,070 per year. This is higher than the average salary for animators in the state.
800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021