We are currently collecting information about animation programs across the US as part of our upcoming 2019 rankings of the top animation schools in the US, our 7th annual rankings. As part of our information gathering process, we kindly ask that each school submit this survey. Thank you in advance.
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If program or college level matriculation rate data is available, please note it. If not, please provide matriculation rate data for the overall institution.
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If your institution does not grant tenure, please note as such.
RankSchool
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
Virginia College, AL
Southern Arkansas University, AR
University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, AR
Grand Canyon University, AZ
Southwest University of Visual Arts, AZ
University of Advancing Technology, AZ
Academy of Art University, CA
Art Center College of Design, CA
The Art Institute of California, Hollywood, CA
The Art Institute of California, San Diego, CA
California College of the Arts, San Fran, CA
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA
California State University, Chico, CA
California State University, East Bay, CA
California State University, Fresno, CA
California State University, Fullerton, CA
California State University, Los Angeles, CA
California State University, Long Beach, CA
California State University, Northridge, CA
Chapman University, CA
Cogswell Polytechnical College, CA
Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games + Animation, CA
Laguna College of Art and Design, CA
Loyola Marymount University, CA
New York Film Academy, CA
Otis College of Art and Design, CA
SAE Expression College, CA
San Jose State University, CA
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), CA
University of Southern California (USC), CA
Woodbury University, CA
Colorado Mesa University, CO
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, CO
University of Colorado, Denver, CO
University of Connecticut, CT
George Washington University, DC
Howard University, DC
Wilmington University, DE
The Art Institute of Tampa, FL
DAVE School, FL
Florida International University, FL
Florida State University, FL
Full Sail University, FL
Jacksonville University, FL
Lynn University, FL
Miami International University of Art & Design, FL
Rasmussen College, FL
Ringling College of Art and Design, FL
University of Central Florida, FL
University of Florida, FL
University of South Florida, FL
University of Tampa, FL
The Art Institute of Atlanta, GA
Georgia Southern University, GA
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), GA
University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI
Buena Vista University, IA
University of Iowa, IA
University of Northern Iowa, IA
University of Idaho, ID
American Academy of Art, IL
Bradley University, IL
Columbia College Chicago, IL
DePaul University, IL
Northern Illinois University, IL
Rasmussen College, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), IL
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Tribeca Flashpoint College, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Ball State University, IN
Huntington University, IN
Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
Purdue University, IN
University of Indianapolis, IN
University of Saint Francis, IN
Bethany College, KS
Kansas State University, KS
Rasmussen College, KS
University of Kansas, KS
Louisiana State University, LA
Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
Southeastern Louisiana University, LA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA
Maine College of Art, ME
Boston University, MA
Emerson College, MA
Hampshire College, MA
Lesley University, MA
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), MA
Montserrat College of Art, MA
Mount Ida College, MA
Northeastern University, MA
SMFA at Tufts University, MA
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Wellesley College, MA
Westfield State University, MA
Bowie State University, MD
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), MD
Morgan State University, MD
Towson University, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
Maine College of Art, ME
Alma College, MI
College for Creative Studies, MI
Eastern Michigan University, MI
Ferris State University, MI
Grand Valley State University, MI
Drury University, MO
Kansas City Art Institute, MO
Missouri State University, MO
Missouri Western State University, MO
Southeast Missouri State University, MO
Webster University, MO
Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD), MN
Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
Rasmussen College, MN
University of Northwestern, St. Paul, MN
University of Montana, MT
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Dartmouth College, NH
Bloomfield College, NJ
The College of New Jersey, NJ
Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
Monmouth University, NJ
Montclair State University, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ
Ramapo College of New Jersey, NJ
Rutgers University, NJ
William Patterson University, NJ
New Mexico State University, NM
Alfred State University, NY
Daemen College, NY
New York Institute of Technology, NY
New York University, NY
The New School's Parsons School of Design, NY
Pratt Institute, NY
Queens College, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
School of the Visual Arts, NY
State University of New York at Fredonia, NY
Syracuse University, NY
East Carolina University, NC
North Carolina State University, NC
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, NC
University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
Rasmussen College, ND
University of North Dakota, ND
Bowling Green State University, OH
Cleveland Institute of Art, OH
Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), OH
Kent State University, OH
Ohio State University, OH
Ohio University, OH
Shawnee State University, OH
Oklahoma Christian University, OK
Academy of Art University, Online
Animation Mentor, Online
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online
Full Sail University, Online
Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Online
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Online
Southern New Hampshire University, Online
University of Advancing Technology, Online
George Fox University, OR
Pacific Northwest College of Art, OR
Western Oregon University, OR
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University, PA
Desales University, PA
Drexel University, PA
Edinboro University, PA
Kutztown University, PA
Moore College of Art and Design, PA
Philadelphia University, PA
Point Park University, PA
University of Pennsylvania, PA
University of the Arts, PA
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), RI
Roger Williams University, RI
Clemson University, SC
Dakota State University, SD
South Dakota State University, SD
East Tennessee State University, TN
Lipscomb University, TN
Middle Tennessee State University, TN
Southern Adventist University, TN
The Art Institute of Austin, TX
The Art Institute of Dallas, TX
The Art Institute of Houston, TX
The Art Institute of San Antonio, TX
Sam Houston State University, TX
Texas A&M University, TX
University of Texas at Dallas, TX
University of the Incarnate Word, TX
Brigham Young University, UT
The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, VA
Regent University, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
Virginia State University, VA
Virginia Tech University, VA
Champlain College, VT
Lyndon State College, VT
Academy of Interactive Entertainment, WA
The Art Institute of Seattle, WA
Digipen Institute of Technology, WA
Eastern Washington University, WA
Evergreen State University, WA
University of Washington, WA
Rasmussen College, WI
University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI
RankSchool
Buena Vista University, IA
University of Iowa, IA
University of Northern Iowa, IA
University of Idaho, ID
American Academy of Art, IL
Bradley University, IL
Columbia College Chicago
DePaul University, IL
Northern Illinois University, IL
Rasmussen College, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), IL
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Tribeca Flashpoint College, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Ball State University, IN
Huntington University, IN
Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
Purdue University, IN
University of Indianapolis, IN
University of Saint Francis, IN
Bethany College, KS
Kansas State University, KS
Rasmussen College, KS
University of Kansas, KS
Alma College, MI
College for Creative Studies, MI
Eastern Michigan University, MI
Ferris State University, MI
Grand Valley State University, MI
Drury University, MO
Kansas City Art Institute, MO
Missouri State University, MO
Missouri Western State University, MO
Southeast Missouri State University, MO
Webster University, MO
Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD), MN
Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
Rasmussen College, MN
University of Northwestern, St. Paul, MN
University of Montana, MT
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Rasmussen College, ND
University of North Dakota, ND
Bowling Green State University, OH
Cleveland Institute of Art, OH
Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), OH
Kent State University, OH
Ohio State University, OH
Ohio University, OH
Shawnee State University, OH
Dakota State University, SD
South Dakota State University, SD
Rasmussen College, WI
University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI
RankSchool
Virginia College, AL
University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
Southern Arkansas University, AR
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, AR
The Art Institute of Tampa, FL
DAVE School, FL
Florida International University, FL
Florida State University, FL
Full Sail University, FL
Jacksonville University, FL
Lynn University, FL
Miami International University of Art & Design, FL
Rasmussen College, FL
Ringling College of Art and Design, FL
University of Central Florida, FL
University of Florida, FL
University of South Florida, FL
University of Tampa, FL
The Art Institute of Atlanta, GA
Georgia Southern University, GA
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), GA
Louisiana State University, LA
Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
Southeastern Louisiana University, LA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA
East Carolina University, NC
North Carolina State University, NC
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, NC
University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
Clemson University, SC
East Tennessee State University, TN
Lipscomb University, TN
Middle Tennessee State University, TN
Southern Adventist University, TN
RankSchool
Grand Canyon University, AZ
Southwest University of Visual Arts, AZ
University of Advancing Technology, AZ
Colorado Mesa University, CO
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, CO
University of Colorado, Denver, CO
New Mexico State University, NM
Oklahoma Christian University, OK
The Art Institute of Austin, TX
The Art Institute of Dallas, TX
The Art Institute of Houston, TX
The Art Institute of San Antonio, TX
Sam Houston State University, TX
Texas A&M University, TX
University of Texas at Dallas, TX
University of the Incarnate Word, TX
Brigham Young University, UT
RankSchool
University of Connecticut, CT
George Washington University, DC
Howard University, DC
Wilmington University, DE
Maine College of Art, ME
Boston University, MA
Emerson College, MA
Hampshire College, MA
Lesley University, MA
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MCAD), MA
Montserrat College of Art, MA
Mount Ida College, MA
Northeastern University, MA
SMFA at Tufts University, MA
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Wellesley College, MA
Westfield State University, MA
Bowie State University, MD
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), MD
Morgan State University, MD
Towson University, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
Maine College of Art, ME
Dartmouth College, NH
Bloomfield College, NJ
The College of New Jersey, NJ
Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
Monmouth College, NJ
Montclair State University, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ
Ramapo College of New Jersey, NJ
Rutgers University , NJ
William Patterson University, NJ
Alfred State University, NY
Daemen College, NY
New York Institute of Technology, NY
New York University, NY
The New School's Parsons School of Design, NY
Pratt Institute, NY
Queens College, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
School of the Visual Arts, NY
State University of New York at Fredonia, NY
Syracuse University, NY
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University, PA
Desales University, PA
Drexel University, PA
Edinboro University, PA
Kutztown University, PA
Moore College of Art and Design, PA
Philadelphia University, PA
Point Park University, PA
University of Pennsylvania, PA
University of the Arts, PA
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), RI
Roger Williams University, RI
The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, VA
Regent University, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
Virginia State University, VA
Virginia Tech University, VA
Champlain College, VT
Lyndon State College, VT
RankSchool
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
Academy of Art University, CA
Art Center College of Design, CA
The Art Institute of California, Hollywood, CA
The Art Institute of California, San Diego, CA
California College of the Arts, CA
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), CA
California State University, Chico, CA
California State University, East Bay, CA
California State University, Fresno, CA
California State University, Fullerton, CA
California State University, Los Angeles, CA
California State University, Long Beach, CA
California State University, Northridge, CA
Chapman University, CA
Cogswell Polytechnical College, CA
Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games + Animation, CA
Laguna College of Art and Design, CA
Loyola Marymount University, CA
New York Film Academy - LA, CA
Otis College of Art and Design, CA
SAE Expression College, CA
San Jose State University, CA
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), CA
University of Southern California (USC), CA
Woodbury University, CA
University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI
George Fox University, OR
Pacific Northwest College of Art, OR
Western Oregon University, OR
Academy of Interactive Entertainment, WA
The Art Institute of Seattle, WA
Digipen Institute of Technology, WA
Eastern Washington University, WA
Evergreen State University, WA
University of Washington, WA
Please only include schools that offer specific animation related programs.
List the percentage of graduates from 2016/17 academic year who found full-time employment in the animation industry within six months of graduation. If information is unavailable, please note as such. If information is available but not an exact fit with our criteria of 2016/17 grads securing employment in industry within 6 months of graduation, please explain any differences.
Do not include awards or screenings obtained by alumni.