Illinois contains 31 schools that offer game design programs. University of Illinois at Chicago, the highest-ranking game design school in IL, has a total student population of 26,840 and is the 161st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 31 game design schools in Illinois, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg comes out as the most expensive ($28,308/yr), with John A Logan College as the lowest recorded at only $2,714/yr.
Game Design students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 17,290 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average yearly salary of $92,050. Computer software engineers, applications in this state earn $90,690/yr and there are 15,610 employed.
Also, within the game design schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from game design, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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