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Game Development Schools in Pennsylvania

There are ten schools in the state of Pennsylvania offering game development programs. In 2010, 48 students graduated with degrees from Pennsylvania game development schools. 33 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and six students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 64 students graduate from programs in Pennsylvania in game development each year. This accounts for 3% of students who US schools graduate from game development programs. Of those, four students graduated with game development certificates, 33 with a degree at the associate's level, five with a bachelor's level degree, and six with a master's level degree.

Ten game development schools are in this state. Of these, while one school is public, nine schools are private. Tuition at a private game development school varies from $27,502 to $42,136, while public game development school tuitions are $13,080.

Average tuition for programs in game development is $30,332. The highest tuition for programs in game development, which is $42,136 per year, is at Carnegie Mellon University, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $13,080 each year, is at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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

Game Development Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

On average, 64 students graduate from programs in Pennsylvania in game development each year. This accounts for 3% of students who US schools graduate from game development programs. Of those, four students graduated with game development certificates, 33 with a degree at the associate's level, five with a bachelor's level degree, and six with a master's level degree.

Game Development Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 9
  • Certificate 2007: 7
  • Certificate 2008: 6
  • Certificate 2009: 7
  • Certificate 2010: 4
  • Associate 2006: 73
  • Associate 2007: 55
  • Associate 2008: 65
  • Associate 2009: 42
  • Associate 2010: 33
  • Bachelor 2006: 0
  • Bachelor 2007: 0
  • Bachelor 2008: 10
  • Bachelor 2009: 10
  • Bachelor 2010: 5
  • Master 2006: 0
  • Master 2007: 0
  • Master 2008: 0
  • Master 2009: 0
  • Master 2010: 6

Game Development Program Availability in Pennsylvania

Schools in this state offer a total of 13 programs in game development. Of these programs, about 61.5% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

Game Development Program Availability in Pennsylvania

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 8
  • Bachelor: 1
  • Master: 1

Computer Programmers — Salary by Percentile

Computer Programmers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 39710
  • 25th Percentile: 49990
  • Median: 67020
  • 75th Percentile: 86150
  • 90th Percentile: 106760

Software Developers, Applications — Salary by Percentile

Software Developers, Applications — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 52290
  • 25th Percentile: 65190
  • Median: 81760
  • 75th Percentile: 99290
  • 90th Percentile: 116400

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 46650
  • 25th Percentile: 62770
  • Median: 80280
  • 75th Percentile: 95420
  • 90th Percentile: 110670

Computer Programmers — Employment Trend

Computer Programmers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 61650
  • Median Salary 2007: 65150
  • Median Salary 2008: 68510
  • Median Salary 2009: 70610
  • Median Salary 2010: 67020
  • Total Employed 2006: 17080
  • Total Employed 2007: 19030
  • Total Employed 2008: 19490
  • Total Employed 2009: 18070
  • Total Employed 2010: 13570

Software Developers, Applications — Employment Trend

Software Developers, Applications — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 76910
  • Median Salary 2007: 79110
  • Median Salary 2008: 80810
  • Median Salary 2009: 81960
  • Median Salary 2010: 81760
  • Total Employed 2006: 13750
  • Total Employed 2007: 13420
  • Total Employed 2008: 13170
  • Total Employed 2009: 14480
  • Total Employed 2010: 14400

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 66940
  • Median Salary 2007: 69860
  • Median Salary 2008: 73660
  • Median Salary 2009: 77980
  • Median Salary 2010: 80280
  • Total Employed 2006: 5190
  • Total Employed 2007: 4940
  • Total Employed 2008: 5110
  • Total Employed 2009: 5340
  • Total Employed 2010: 5330

Pennsylvania vs National Game Development Employment

Pennsylvania vs National Game Development Employment

  • Employed in Pennsylvania: 3.278% (33300)

Game Development Schools in Pennsylvania

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1. ITT Technical Institute - Tarentum

100 Pittsburgh Mills Circle
Tarentum, PA 15084
(724) 274-1400

ITT Technical Institute-Tarentum is located in Tarentum, Pennsylvania, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in game development. It is one of 23 technical colleges in Pennsylvania. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering game development.

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2. ITT Technical Institute - Harrisburg

449 Eisenhower Blvd- Suite 100
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 565-1700

ITT Technical Institute-Harrisburg offers one program in game development and ITT Tech is in the suburbs of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is one of 23 technical colleges in Pennsylvania. It is the third largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering game development in terms of programs.

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3. The Lansdale School of Business

290 Wissahickon Avenue
North Wales, PA 19454
(215) 699-5700

The Lansdale School of Business is located in the suburbs of North Wales, Pennsylvania. It offers two programs in game development. Out of those, students are offered one game development certificate by this college and one associate's level game development degree. This college is a for-profit 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this college is the largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering game development.

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4. The Consolidated School of Business - Lancaster

2124 Ambassador Cir
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 394-6211x00

The Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster offers one game development program and it is in the suburbs of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In terms of enrollment, it ranks eighth in the state of Pennsylvania.

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5. The Consolidated School of Business - York

1605 Clugston Rd
York, PA 17404
(717) 764-9550

The Consolidated School of Business-York offers one program in game development and it is 2.2 miles from the center of the city. 173 students seek degrees in nine Consolidated School of Business-York programs, overall. In terms of programs, this very small school is the second biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering game development.

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6. Lackawanna College

501 Vine St
Scranton, PA 18509-3206
(570) 961-7810

Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a 2-year institution. It is in the center of Scranton. It offers subjects such as project management, healthcare, and game development. This community college offers students four certificates and 29 degrees at the associates level. 1,561 students pursued degrees from the 32 programs at this college in 2010. This college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania.

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7. The Pace Institute

606 Court St
Reading, PA 19601-3542
(610) 375-1212

The Pace Institute is located in the center of Reading. It offers two game development programs. Out of those, it offers one game development certificate to students and one game development degree at the associate's level. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the second biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering game development in terms of programs.

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8. ITT Technical Institute - Pittsburgh

Ten Parkway Ctr
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
(412) 937-9150

ITT Technical Institute-Pittsburgh offers one program in game development and ITT Tech is in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ITT is one of 23 technical colleges in Pennsylvania. In terms of programs, ITT Tech is the fourth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering game development.

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9. Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
(412) 268-2000

Carnegie Mellon University, which is 2.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Pittsburgh, PA and this university offers one program in game development. It is one of 10 research universities in Pennsylvania. In terms of programs, this university is the biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering game development.

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10. Duquesne University

Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
(412) 396-6000

Duquesne University is in the center of Pittsburgh. Duquesne offers two programs in game development. Of those, this university offers one game development certificate to students and one game development degree at the bachelor's level. Overall, 10,161 students seek degrees in 206 DU programs. Duquesne is the oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in game development.

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11. The Pennsylvania College of Technology

One College Ave
Williamsport, PA 17701-5799
(570) 326-3761

The Pennsylvania College of Technology offers one game development program and PCT, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Williamsport, PA. This public school is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania. This school is the eighth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering game development in terms of programs.