Itta Bena, MS has three video game schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mississippi College, the highest ranked school in this group with a video game program, has a total student population of 4,796. It is the 2674th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Video Game students from Itta Bena 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.
Itta Bena lies in Leflore county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area has 106,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $14.54/hr average worker wage, and a $30,250 average annual salary.
Of the 3 video game schools with a 100-mile radius of Itta Bena, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mississippi College comes out as the most expensive ($13,078/yr) for video game students, with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,877/yr.