Virginia contains thirteen schools that offer game programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking game school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 game schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Washington comes out as the most expensive ($42,518/yr), with New River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,925/yr.
Game students from Virginia 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 Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from game, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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