Rochester, NY (population: 205,236) has one game design school within its city limits. Rochester Institute of Technology has a total student population of 15,445. It is the 137th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York). To learn more about game design programs in Rochester, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of game design professors at Rochester Institute of Technology such as Ali Ali, Jason Arena, Deborah Beardslee, Alex Bitterman, Peter Byrne, and Richard Christian.
Game Design students from Rochester 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 Rochester area alone, there are 1,630 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $81,810. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $82,810/yr and there are 2,200 employed.
Rochester lies in Monroe county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Rochester area has 489,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.32/hr average worker wage, and a $42,270 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.496 out of every 1000 jobs in Rochester are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 3.326/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rochester Institute of Technology ends up costing a student $25,524/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rochester|
|Niagara Falls||NY||50,692||1||24.6139||10||70.9 miles|
|Painted Post||NY||-||1||33.1704||2||74.7 miles|