Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has three game design schools within its city limits. The Art Institute of Dallas, the highest ranked school in the city with a game design program, has a total student population of 2,067. It is the 3373rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 169th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about game design programs in Dallas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of game design professors at The Art Institute of Dallas such as Mike Eudy, Chad Hardy, Esther Kibby, Richard Mullins, and Donna Sapp.
Game Design students from Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 12,750 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $95,930. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $95,190/yr and there are 13,210 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.451 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 6.226/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 3 game design schools in Dallas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Dallas comes out as the most expensive ($36,482/yr) for game design students, with Wade College as the lowest, reported at only $16,577/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|