Rochester has a general population of 219,773 and an overall student population of 56,798. Approximately 15,445 of Rochester's students are enrolled in schools that offer game development programs.
The largest game development school in Rochester, by student population, is Rochester Institute of Technology. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from Rochester Institute of Technology with credentials in game development.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with a game development degree from one of Rochester's game development schools. If you decide to attend a game development school in Rochester, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $29,283.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,050 for game development related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,134 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in game development, if you decide to work as a game developer in Rochester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 game developers in New York were working in the greater Rochester area. By the year 2018, the number of game developers is expected to increase by 5% in Rochester. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for game developers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a game developer in Rochester is $57,950 per year, which is higher than the average for game developers state-wide.
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