Washington contains fifteen schools that offer game design programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking game design school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 game design schools in Washington, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($28,174/yr), with Bellevue College as the lowest recorded at only $4,749/yr.
Game Design students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 17,920 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average yearly salary of $99,080. Computer software engineers, applications in this state earn $93,650/yr and there are 24,010 employed.
Also, within the game design schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from game design, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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