Providence, RI (population: 170,868) has two game schools within its city limits. Rhode Island School of Design, the highest ranked school in the city with a game program, has a total student population of 2,360. It is the 85th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Rhode Island (#1 is Brown University).
Game students from Providence 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.
Providence lies in Providence county, which is one of the 2 counties in Rhode Island. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary.
Of the 2 game schools in Providence, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhode Island School of Design comes out as the most expensive ($35,991/yr) for game students, with Johnson & Wales University as the lowest, reported at only $24,402/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Providence|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||3.4 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||11.4 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||17.7 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||26.4 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||27.1 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||37.6 miles|