Knoxville, TN (population: 187,071) has one video game school within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville has a total student population of 997. It is the 3623rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 101st highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Video Game students from Knoxville 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 Knoxville area alone, there are 430 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $104,280. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $75,340/yr and there are 500 employed.
Knoxville lies in Knox county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Knoxville area has 324,080 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,820 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.550 out of every 1000 jobs in Knoxville are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 1.313/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville ends up costing a student $22,515/yr.
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