Iowa contains six schools that offer game design programs. Grand View University, the highest-ranking game design school in IA, has a total student population of 2,039 and is the 606th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 game design schools in Iowa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drake University comes out as the most expensive ($23,091/yr), with Briar Cliff University as the lowest recorded at only $15,236/yr.
Game Design students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 2,110 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average yearly salary of $76,830. Computer software engineers, applications in this state earn $73,310/yr and there are 4,510 employed.
Also, within the game design schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from game design, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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