Grand Forks, ND (population: 52,135) has two interactive media design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. North Dakota State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an interactive media design program, has a total student population of 14,189. It is the 1427th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of North Dakota (#1 is University of Mary). To learn more about interactive media design programs in Grand Forks, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of interactive media design professors at North Dakota State University such as Aditi Hirani, Ann Regan, Carol Scott, and Robyne Williams.
Interactive Media Design students from Grand Forks schools who go on to become interactive media designers, media designers, multimedia designers, digital media designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Graphic designers make on average $47,820 per year and there are about 200,870 of them employed in the US today.
Grand Forks lies in Grand Forks county, which is one of the 32 counties in North Dakota. Overall, the Grand Forks-MN area has 48,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $17.05/hr average worker wage, and a $35,460 average annual salary.
Of the 2 interactive media design schools with a 100-mile radius of Grand Forks, 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 interactive media design students, with North Dakota State University-Main Campus as the lowest, reported at only $12,847/yr.