Pennsylvania contains 34 schools that offer game design programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking game design school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 34 game design schools in Pennsylvania, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Consolidated School of Business comes out as the most expensive ($32,202/yr), with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,481/yr.
Game Design students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 10,450 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average yearly salary of $91,590. Computer software engineers, applications in this state earn $83,170/yr and there are 14,480 employed.
Also, within the game design schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from game design, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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