Hickory, NC (population: 42,082) has one video game design school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. ITT Technical Institute-Greenville has a total student population of 675. It is the 3735th highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Video Game Design students from Hickory schools who go on to become video game designers, game developers, video game developers, video game engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,500 people working as computer software engineers, applications alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,170. Also, Computer software engineers, systems software make on average $96,620 per year and there are about 385,200 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton area alone, there are 60 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $80,450. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $70,610/yr and there are 90 employed.
Hickory lies in Catawba county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton area has 144,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $16.84/hr average worker wage, and a $35,020 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.596 out of every 1000 jobs in Hickory are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 0.443/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Greenville ends up costing a student $22,087/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hickory|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||42.1 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||57.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||65.7 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||76.4 miles|