Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has twenty-three interactive media design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Stanford University, the highest ranked school in this group with an interactive media design program, has a total student population of 18,498. It is the 3rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Interactive Media Design students from Las Vegas 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.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary.
Of the 23 interactive media design schools with a 500-mile radius of Las Vegas, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College-San Diego comes out as the most expensive ($34,413/yr) for interactive media design students, with California State University-Dominguez Hills as the lowest, reported at only $2,451/yr.