Massachusetts contains 23 schools that offer game design programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking game design school in MA, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 23 game design schools in Massachusetts, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr), with Massasoit Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,610/yr.
Game Design students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 27,150 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average yearly salary of $101,670. Computer software engineers, applications in this state earn $102,920/yr and there are 21,440 employed.
Also, within the game design schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from game design, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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