Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has two game design schools within its city limits. Metro Technology Centers, the highest ranked school in the city with a game design program, has a total student population of 1,172. It is the 1836th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Game Design students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 730 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $78,680. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $67,070/yr and there are 1,160 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.056 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 1.299/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 2 game design schools in Oklahoma City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Metro Technology Centers comes out as the most expensive ($16,578/yr) for game design students, with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City as the lowest, reported at only $5,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|