Fargo, ND (population: 95,232) has three game schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of North Dakota, the highest ranked school in this group with a game program, has a total student population of 13,172. It is the 1377th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of North Dakota (#1 is University of Mary).
Game students from Fargo 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.
Fargo lies in Cass county, which is one of the 32 counties in North Dakota. Overall, the Fargo-MN area has 120,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $17.77/hr average worker wage, and a $36,960 average annual salary.
Of the 3 game schools with a 100-mile radius of Fargo, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concordia College at Moorhead comes out as the most expensive ($19,311/yr) for game students, with Minnesota State Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $9,987/yr.