Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has six game design schools within its city limits. The Art Institute of Atlanta, the highest ranked school in the city with a game design program, has a total student population of 3,871. It is the 3922nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 85th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University). To learn more about game design programs in Atlanta, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of game design professors at The Art Institute of Atlanta such as Lorraine brennan, Daniel Cazan, S. Crystal, Chris Dodson, Aniquay Howell, and Beth Lilly.
Game Design students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 7,370 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $93,200. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $91,940/yr and there are 9,760 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 3/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 6 game design schools in Atlanta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bauder College comes out as the most expensive ($48,186/yr) for game design students, with Westwood College-Atlanta Midtown as the lowest, reported at only $20,917/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|