Manchester, NH (population: 108,643) has three game schools within its city limits. Southern New Hampshire University, the highest ranked school in the city with a game program, has a total student population of 7,119. It is the 605th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of New Hampshire (#1 is Saint Anselm College).
Game students from Manchester 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.
Manchester lies in Hillsborough county, which is one of the 6 counties in New Hampshire. Overall, the Manchester area has 99,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $21.75/hr average worker wage, and a $45,240 average annual salary.
Of the 3 game schools in Manchester, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern New Hampshire University comes out as the most expensive ($23,655/yr) for game students, with Manchester Community College as the lowest, reported at only $17,487/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Manchester|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||24.9 miles|
|New London||NH||-||5||27.7354||166||40.7 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||46.9 miles|