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Video Game Design Schools in Illinois

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

Overview

92 students graduate from programs in Illinois in video game design, on average, each year. This accounts for around 19% of video game design students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 167 students graduated with a bachelor's level video game design degree and eight with a degree at the master's level.

Four video game design schools are in this state. And of these, four schools are private. Private video game design school tuition varies from $14,227 to $32,114.

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

Illinois schools offer bachelors degrees and masters degrees in video game design.

Video Game Design Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

92 students graduate from programs in Illinois in video game design, on average, each year. This accounts for around 19% of video game design students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 167 students graduated with a bachelor's level video game design degree and eight with a degree at the master's level.

Video Game Design 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

Video Game Design Program Availability in Illinois

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

Video Game Design 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 Video Game Design Employment

Illinois vs National Video Game Design Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.535% (46080)

Video Game Design 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 is near the heart of downtown. This university offers two video game design programs. Specifically, this research university offers one bachelor's level degree in video game design to students and one master's level video game design degree. This university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering video game design programs.

4. DePaul University

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

DePaul University is located in the center of Chicago. This school offers two video game design programs. More specifically, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in video game design and one video game design degree at the master's level. DePaul is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering video game design.

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.