Hazard, KY has four video game schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Emory and Henry College, the highest ranked school in this group with a video game program, has a total student population of 1,002. It is the 424th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Video Game students from Hazard 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.
Hazard lies in Perry county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 119,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.72/hr average worker wage, and a $34,780 average annual salary.
Of the 4 video game schools with a 100-mile radius of Hazard, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Intermont College comes out as the most expensive ($20,109/yr) for video game students, with Cabell County Career Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $6,224/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hazard|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||76.8 miles|