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Game Development Schools in Illinois

There are four schools in the state of Illinois offering game development programs. 175 students graduated from programs at Illinois game development schools in 2010. 167 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and eight students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 92 students graduate from game development programs in this state each year. This accounts for approximately 19% of students who schools in the United States graduate from game development programs. Of those, 167 students graduated with a bachelor's level degree in game development and eight with a degree at the master's level.

Four game development schools are in this midwestern state. And out of these, four schools are private. Tuition at a private game development school varies from $14,227 to $32,114.

Average tuition for programs in game development is $28,776. The lowest tuition in this state is at Westwood College-River Oaks, while the highest tuition for game development programs, which is $32,114 per year, is at Loyola University-Chicago.

Game development schools in this state offer bachelors degrees and masters degrees.

Game Development Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

On average, 92 students graduate from game development programs in this state each year. This accounts for approximately 19% of students who schools in the United States graduate from game development programs. Of those, 167 students graduated with a bachelor's level degree in game development and eight with a degree at the master's level.

Game Development Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 0
  • Bachelor 2007: 1
  • Bachelor 2008: 9
  • Bachelor 2009: 95
  • Bachelor 2010: 167
  • Master 2006: 1
  • Master 2007: 0
  • Master 2008: 1
  • Master 2009: 18
  • Master 2010: 8

Game Development Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of seven programs in game development. Of these programs, around 71.4% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level.

Game Development Program Availability in Illinois

  • Bachelor: 5
  • Master: 2

Computer Programmers — Salary by Percentile

Computer Programmers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42090
  • 25th Percentile: 55320
  • Median: 69300
  • 75th Percentile: 90470
  • 90th Percentile: 113500

Software Developers, Applications — Salary by Percentile

Software Developers, Applications — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 49470
  • 25th Percentile: 66880
  • Median: 85330
  • 75th Percentile: 106580
  • 90th Percentile: 136590

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 34940
  • 25th Percentile: 50250
  • Median: 71490
  • 75th Percentile: 92730
  • 90th Percentile: 110590

Computer Programmers — Employment Trend

Computer Programmers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 65770
  • Median Salary 2007: 69080
  • Median Salary 2008: 69310
  • Median Salary 2009: 68050
  • Median Salary 2010: 69300
  • Total Employed 2006: 23480
  • Total Employed 2007: 22060
  • Total Employed 2008: 22910
  • Total Employed 2009: 21700
  • Total Employed 2010: 20670

Software Developers, Applications — Employment Trend

Software Developers, Applications — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 75630
  • Median Salary 2007: 82870
  • Median Salary 2008: 85390
  • Median Salary 2009: 87110
  • Median Salary 2010: 85330
  • Total Employed 2006: 16560
  • Total Employed 2007: 19520
  • Total Employed 2008: 17060
  • Total Employed 2009: 15610
  • Total Employed 2010: 14760

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 69430
  • Median Salary 2007: 72320
  • Median Salary 2008: 74910
  • Median Salary 2009: 75710
  • Median Salary 2010: 71490
  • Total Employed 2006: 12900
  • Total Employed 2007: 14790
  • Total Employed 2008: 16250
  • Total Employed 2009: 15250
  • Total Employed 2010: 10650

Illinois vs National Game Development Employment

Illinois vs National Game Development Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.535% (46080)

Game Development Schools in Illinois

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1. Northwestern College - Southwestern

7725 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455
(888) 205-2283

Founded in 1987, Northwestern College-Southwestern is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Bridgeview, Illinois. This school offers subjects including administrative assistant and secretarial science, medical coding, and pharmacy technology. Students are offered 15 certificates and 18 degrees at the associates level by it. 1,244 students sought degrees from the 22 programs at this school in 2010.

2. Rockford Career College

1130 South Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 965-8616

Rockford Career College is a for-profit 2-year institution, founded in 1862. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Rockford, IL. Students are offered seven certificates and 11 associates level degrees by this school. 757 students pursued degrees from the 15 programs at this school in 2010. It offers subjects such as veterinary medicine and technology. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this vocational school. This vocational school is one of 100 vocational schools in Illinois.

3. Loyola University - Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 274-3000

Loyola University-Chicago offers two programs in game development. Specifically, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in game development and one master's level game development degree. It is 8.4 miles from the center of the city. 15,951 students pursue degrees in 224 programs at Loyola, overall. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering game development.

4. DePaul University

55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8000

DePaul University is located in the center of Chicago. It offers two game development programs. Of those, students are offered one game development degree at the bachelor's level by DePaul and one degree at the master's level in game development. Overall, 25,145 students pursue degrees in 247 programs at this big school. It is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering game development in terms of programs.

5. McKendree University

701 College Rd
Lebanon, IL 62254-1291
(618) 537-4481

Founded in 1828, McKendree University is a 4-year institution. This school is in the suburbs of Lebanon, Illinois. This liberal arts college is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois. This school offers subjects such as human resources, chemistry, and counseling. This school offers one degree at the associates level, 46 bachelors level degrees, and seven masters level degrees to students. In 2010, 3,299 students pursued degrees from the 50 programs at McK. This school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This liberal arts college is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

6. Northwestern College

4829 North Lipps Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 777-4220

Founded in 1902, Northwestern College is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is 9.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. This school offers 14 certificates and 18 associates level degrees to students. In 2010, 842 students sought degrees from the 21 programs at this school. This liberal arts college offers subjects including allied health, video game design, and pharmacy technology. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it. This school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.