Bowling Green, KY (population: 56,941) has eleven video game schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Watkins College of Art & Design, the highest ranked school in this group with a video game program, has a total student population of 412. It is the 259th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Video Game students from Bowling Green 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.
Bowling Green lies in Warren county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Bowling Green area has 55,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $16.95/hr average worker wage, and a $35,250 average annual salary.
Of the 11 video game schools with a 100-mile radius of Bowling Green, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville comes out as the most expensive ($30,998/yr) for video game students, with Jefferson Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,103/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bowling Green|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||82.7 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||97.1 miles|