Game Development Schools In New York

In New York, there are 2 accredited schools where game development classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in game development in the state of New York, which encompasses game development training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Game Development
  • Masters degree in Game Development


  1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    110 8th St, Troy, New York 12180-3590

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Rochester Institute of Technology

    1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, New York 14623-5603

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New York Vs. National Game Development Employment

New York 34,090
National 708,950

Of all of the game development professionals in the country, nearly 11% are in the state of New York.

Employment Growth for Game development professionals In New York

36,570 36,360 34,010 31,130 2,980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New York, game development is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 33,590 less game development professionals working in New York than there were in 2006. This represents a 92% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of game development professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of game development professionals has shrunk by 96% from 2006 to 2010.

Game Development VS. All Professions salaries in New York

$72,373 $74,120 $76,067 $77,863 $66,340
$47,100 $51,120 $53,567 $54,837 $56,461
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Game Development
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by game development professionals is decreasing in New York. In 2006 game development professionals made a mean salary of $72,373 per year, and in 2010 they made $66,340 per year.

Salary percentiles for Game development professionals in New York

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Thus, game development professionals' salaries declined by 9% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In New York state, within the field of game development, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid game development professionals earn 153% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Game development professionals and related professions in New York

Computer Animation
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Game Development

In New York, game development professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Game Development programs available for each degree type for all schools in New York


Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a bachelor's degree in game development.

Game Development Faculty Salaries in New York

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