Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has two game schools within its city limits. Samford University, the highest ranked school in the city with a game program, has a total student population of 4,658. It is the 1328th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Game students from Birmingham schools who go on to become game developers, game designers, video game designers, video game developers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 3,390 people working as gaming managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,030.
Birmingham lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Birmingham-Hoover area has 494,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,060 average annual salary.
Of the 2 game schools in Birmingham, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($21,586/yr) for game students, with Samford University as the lowest, reported at only $19,536/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Birmingham|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||63.6 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||99.5 miles|