Fort Worth, TX (population: 751,149) has two video game schools within its city limits. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in the city with a video game program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Video Game students from Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 5,200 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $95,670. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $81,630/yr and there are 2,630 employed.
Fort Worth lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.077 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Worth are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 6.074/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 2 video game schools in Fort Worth, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas Christian University comes out as the most expensive ($24,560/yr) for video game students, with Westwood College-Ft Worth as the lowest, reported at only $20,957/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Worth|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||2.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.3 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.2 miles|