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Animation Schools In New York

In New York, there are 10 accredited schools where animation classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the animation academic community in New York, and the future trends in animation training at the following levels:


  1. CUNY Bronx Community College

    2155 University Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. CUNY Queensborough Community College

    222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

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  3. Fashion Institute of Technology

    227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001-5992

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  4. Marist College

    3399 North Rd, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

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  5. Mildred Elley School

    855 Central Ave, Albany, New York 12206-1513

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  6. New York University

    70 Washington Sq South, New York, New York 10012-1091

    33 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Pratt Institute-Main

    200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    110 8th St, Troy, New York 12180-3590

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Rochester Institute of Technology

    1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, New York 14623-5603

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  10. School of Visual Arts

    209 E 23rd St, New York, New York 10010

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Professional Trends

New York Vs. National Animation Employment

New York 23,050
National 229,120

Approximately 10% of the country's animation professionals work in New York state.

Employment Growth for Animation professionals In New York

22,500 23,440 25,430 24,410 23,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of animation professionals is growing in New York. There were 550 more animation professionals working in New York in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of animation has grown by 2% in New York. This growth is faster than the national trend for animation professionals which shows a 0% decrease in the number of animation professionals working around the nation.

Animation VS. All Professions salaries in New York

$56,493 $57,343 $56,917 $58,670 $59,877
$47,100 $51,120 $53,567 $54,837 $56,461
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of animation professionals is growing, the salaries paid to animation professionals are increasing in New York. The mean salary for animation professionals in 2006 was $56,493 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $59,877 per year.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in New York

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 6% growth in animation professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of animation, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid animation professionals earning 201% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New York state.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in New York

Computer Animation
Game Development
Graphic Design
Visual Communications

Animation professionals in New York earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Animation programs available for each degree type for all schools in New York


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited animation schools in New York is increasing. In New York, there were 43 graduates in 2006. And there were 228 graduates from animation courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 430% percent increase in the number of animation school degree or certificate graduates in New York. Most of these graduates, or 44%, earned an bachelor's degree in animation.

Animation Faculty Salaries in New York

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