Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has three game schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a game program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Game students from Seattle 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.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary.
Of the 3 game schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($28,174/yr) for game students, with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,906/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|