Minnesota contains fifteen schools that offer game design programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking game design school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 game design schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institutes International Minnesota comes out as the most expensive ($28,338/yr), with Minnesota State Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $9,987/yr.
Game Design students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 7,810 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average yearly salary of $97,450. Computer software engineers, applications in this state earn $87,550/yr and there are 16,170 employed.
Also, within the game design schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from game design, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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