Somerset, KY has four video game schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Carson-Newman College, the highest ranked school in this group with a video game program, has a total student population of 2,150. It is the 2765th highest ranked school in the USA and the 72nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Video Game students from Somerset 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.
Somerset lies in Pulaski county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 166,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $15.47/hr average worker wage, and a $32,170 average annual salary.
Of the 4 video game schools with a 100-mile radius of Somerset, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville comes out as the most expensive ($22,515/yr) for video game students, with Carson-Newman College as the lowest, reported at only $13,511/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Somerset|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||55.8 miles|