Maryland contains nine schools that offer video game programs. Maryland Institute College of Art, the highest-ranking video game school in MD, has a total student population of 2,084 and is the 220th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 video game schools in Maryland, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Maryland Institute College of Art comes out as the most expensive ($32,712/yr), with Carroll Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,498/yr.
Video Game students from Maryland 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. In fact, in the Maryland alone, there are 13,510 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average yearly salary of $95,980. Computer software engineers, applications in this state earn $95,310/yr and there are 11,170 employed.
Also, within the video game schools in Maryland, the average student population is 3,835 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from video game, there are 2792 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,442 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,052, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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