Illinois contains 31 schools that offer game programs. University of Illinois at Chicago, the highest-ranking game school in IL, has a total student population of 26,840 and is the 161st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 31 game schools in Illinois, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg comes out as the most expensive ($28,308/yr), with John A Logan College as the lowest recorded at only $2,714/yr.
Game students from Illinois 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.
Also, within the game schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from game, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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