California contains 123 schools that offer game design programs. Chapman University, the highest-ranking game design school in CA, has a total student population of 6,398 and is the 139th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 123 game design schools in California, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brooks Institute comes out as the most expensive ($51,223/yr), with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest recorded at only $2,897/yr.
Game Design students from California schools who go on to become video game engineers, game designers, video game designers, game developers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,500 people working as computer software engineers, applications alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,170. Also, Computer software engineers, systems software make on average $96,620 per year and there are about 385,200 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the California alone, there are 69,200 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average yearly salary of $109,240. Computer software engineers, applications in this state earn $102,080/yr and there are 76,960 employed.
Also, within the game design schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from game design, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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