North Carolina contains sixteen schools that offer game design programs. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the highest-ranking game design school in NC, has a total student population of 33,819 and is the 70th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 game design schools in North Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($31,116/yr), with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,178/yr.
Game Design students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 11,540 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average yearly salary of $94,670. Computer software engineers, applications in this state earn $87,380/yr and there are 13,180 employed.
Also, within the game design schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from game design, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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