Twin Falls, ID (population: 43,900) has fifty-eight game design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Utah, the highest ranked school in this group with a game design program, has a total student population of 29,284. It is the 129th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Utah.
Game Design students from Twin Falls 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.
Twin Falls lies in Twin Falls county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area has 73,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.8% unemployment rate, $16.70/hr average worker wage, and a $34,750 average annual salary.
Of the 58 game design schools with a 500-mile radius of Twin Falls, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stevens Henager College-Logan comes out as the most expensive ($46,580/yr) for game design students, with Lake Tahoe Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,820/yr.
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