Virginia contains thirteen schools that offer game design programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking game design school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 game design schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Washington comes out as the most expensive ($42,518/yr), with New River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,925/yr.
Game Design students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 28,830 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average yearly salary of $107,100. Computer software engineers, applications in this state earn $95,420/yr and there are 31,770 employed.
Also, within the game design schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from game design, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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