West Virginia contains four schools that offer game design programs. West Virginia Wesleyan College, the highest-ranking game design school in WV, has a total student population of 1,416 and is the 469th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 game design schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Virginia Wesleyan College comes out as the most expensive ($16,138/yr), with Putnam Career and Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $2,184/yr.
Game Design students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 260 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average yearly salary of $73,480. Computer software engineers, applications in this state earn $72,710/yr and there are 580 employed.
Also, within the game design schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from game design, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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