Magnolia, AR has four video game schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. American School of Business, the highest ranked school in this group with a video game program, has a total student population of 99. It is the 1037th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Video Game students from Magnolia schools who go on to become video game developers, game designers, video game designers, game developers, 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.
Magnolia lies in Columbia county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area has 128,740 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $15.12/hr average worker wage, and a $31,460 average annual salary.
Of the 4 video game schools with a 100-mile radius of Magnolia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ouachita Baptist University comes out as the most expensive ($15,466/yr) for video game students, with American School of Business as the lowest, reported at only $8,883/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Magnolia|
|Bossier City||LA||63,292||2||15.0075||49||57.2 miles|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||86.2 miles|