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Game Development Schools in New York

There are eight New York schools offering game development programs. In 2010, 134 students graduated from programs at New York game development schools. 75 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 41 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 109 students graduate from programs in this state in game development per year. This accounts for 8% of game development students who US schools graduate. Of those, two students graduated with game development certificates, 16 with an associate's level degree, 41 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 75 with a degree at the master's level.

Eight game development schools are in this state. Of these, while one school is public, seven schools are private. Tuition at a private game development school varies from $19,260 to $40,680.

Average tuition for game development programs is $32,454. The lowest tuition in New York is at the College of Westchester, while the highest tuition for game development programs, which is $40,680 each year, is at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

New York game development schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Game Development Program Completions in New York 2006 - 2010

On average, 109 students graduate from programs in this state in game development per year. This accounts for 8% of game development students who US schools graduate. Of those, two students graduated with game development certificates, 16 with an associate's level degree, 41 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 75 with a degree at the master's level.

Game Development Program Completions in New York 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 1
  • Certificate 2009: 1
  • Certificate 2010: 2
  • Associate 2006: 14
  • Associate 2007: 9
  • Associate 2008: 10
  • Associate 2009: 17
  • Associate 2010: 16
  • Bachelor 2006: 6
  • Bachelor 2007: 5
  • Bachelor 2008: 5
  • Bachelor 2009: 3
  • Bachelor 2010: 41
  • Master 2006: 35
  • Master 2007: 45
  • Master 2008: 69
  • Master 2009: 52
  • Master 2010: 75

Game Development Program Availability in New York

Schools in New York offer a total of ten game development programs. Of these programs, about 30% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the associates level.

Game Development Program Availability in New York

  • Certificate: 1
  • Associate: 3
  • Bachelor: 3
  • Master: 3

Computer Programmers — Salary by Percentile

Computer Programmers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 44970
  • 25th Percentile: 58040
  • Median: 73540
  • 75th Percentile: 93020
  • 90th Percentile: 120150

Software Developers, Applications — Salary by Percentile

Software Developers, Applications — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 55460
  • 25th Percentile: 70720
  • Median: 91180
  • 75th Percentile: 116560
  • 90th Percentile: 140390

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41830
  • 25th Percentile: 57640
  • Median: 77590
  • 75th Percentile: 98190
  • 90th Percentile: 115780

Computer Programmers — Employment Trend

Computer Programmers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 65960
  • Median Salary 2007: 68680
  • Median Salary 2008: 70040
  • Median Salary 2009: 72170
  • Median Salary 2010: 73540
  • Total Employed 2006: 33990
  • Total Employed 2007: 35730
  • Total Employed 2008: 37390
  • Total Employed 2009: 37490
  • Total Employed 2010: 31110

Software Developers, Applications — Employment Trend

Software Developers, Applications — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 83010
  • Median Salary 2007: 86480
  • Median Salary 2008: 88280
  • Median Salary 2009: 89920
  • Median Salary 2010: 91180
  • Total Employed 2006: 30840
  • Total Employed 2007: 33140
  • Total Employed 2008: 30380
  • Total Employed 2009: 24910
  • Total Employed 2010: 27600

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 67040
  • Median Salary 2007: 69380
  • Median Salary 2008: 72820
  • Median Salary 2009: 76620
  • Median Salary 2010: 77590
  • Total Employed 2006: 3020
  • Total Employed 2007: 2810
  • Total Employed 2008: 2850
  • Total Employed 2009: 2800
  • Total Employed 2010: 3510

New York vs National Game Development Employment

New York vs National Game Development Employment

  • Employed in New York: 6.124% (62220)

Game Development Schools in New York

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1. ITT Technical Institute - Albany

13 Airline Dr
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 452-9300

ITT Technical Institute-Albany offers one program in game development and this school is in the suburbs of Albany, New York. ITT is one of 5 technical colleges in New York. This very small school is the third largest institution in the state of New York offering game development.

2. ITT Technical Institute - Getzville

2295 Millersport Hwy
Getzville, NY 14068-0327
(716) 689-2200

ITT Technical Institute-Getzville is in the suburbs of Getzville, New York and ITT offers one game development program. It is one of 5 technical colleges in New York. In terms of programs, this school is the second largest institution in the state of New York offering game development.

3. The College of Westchester

325 Central Ave
White Plains, NY 10606
(914) 948-4442

The College of Westchester, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in White Plains, NY and this school offers one game development program. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is the largest institution in the state of New York offering game development in terms of programs.

4. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 8th St
Troy, NY 12180-3590
(518) 276-6000

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is in the center of Troy and this university offers one program in game development. It is one of 22 research universities in New York. This research university is the oldest institution in the state of New York offering game development programs.

5. The Rochester Institute of Technology

1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623-5603
(585) 475-2411

The Rochester Institute of Technology is in the suburbs of Rochester, New York. This university offers two programs in game development. Specifically, this university offers one bachelor's level game development degree to students and one degree at the master's level in game development. This university is a 4-year research institution. In terms of enrollment, this university ranks first in the state of New York.

6. ITT Technical Institute - Liverpool

235 Greenfield Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088-6651
(315) 461-8000

ITT Technical Institute-Liverpool is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Liverpool, New York. ITT is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including game design and game development. ITT Tech offers students six degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 386 students sought degrees from the six programs at ITT Tech. This very small school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. It is one of 5 technical colleges in New York.

7. Pace University - New York

1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038-1598
(212) 346-1200

Pace University-New York is located in the center of New York and it offers one game development program. It is the second oldest institution in the state of New York offering game development programs.

8. Marist College

3399 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 575-3000

Marist College offers two programs in game development. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level game development degree by this school and one game development degree at the master's level. This liberal arts college is in the suburbs of Poughkeepsie, New York. 6,140 students pursue degrees in 74 Marist College programs, overall. In terms of programs, this liberal arts college is the largest institution in the state of New York offering game development.

9. Finger Lakes Community College

3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424-8395
(585) 394-3500

Finger Lakes Community College is in Canandaigua, NY and this college offers one program in game development. It is one of 35 community colleges in New York. It is the oldest institution in the state of New York offering game development programs.