Game Development Schools In North Carolina

There are 4 accredited game development schools in North Carolina for faculty who teach game development classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the game development academic community in North Carolina, and the future trends in game development training at the following levels:

  • Game Development Certificate
  • Associates degree in Game Development


Schools

  1. Central Piedmont Community College

    1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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  2. Pitt Community College

    1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, North Carolina 28590

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  3. Stanly Community College

    141 College Drive, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

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  4. Wake Technical Community College

    9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-5696

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Game Development Employment

North Carolina 18,480
National 708,950

Of all of the game development professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Game development professionals In North Carolina

13,700 14,110 16,500 17,370 350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of game development professionals is shrinking in North Carolina. 13,350 less game development professionals were working in North Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 97% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for game development professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of game development professionals has shrunk by 96% between 2006 and 2010.

Game Development VS. All Professions salaries in North Carolina

$66,147 $68,900 $69,787 $71,027 $56,490
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Game Development
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by game development professionals is decreasing in North Carolina. Game development professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $66,147 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $56,490 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Game development professionals in North Carolina

10th percentile
$36,470
25th percentile
$43,010
50th percentile
$52,500
75th percentile
$66,620
90th percentile
$83,260

Thus, game development professionals' salaries declined by 17% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. Within the field of game development, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid game development professionals earning 128% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in North Carolina state.

Average Salaries for Game development professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Computer Animation
$56,490
Computer Programming
$78,060
Computer Science
$72,012
Game Development
$73,473

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina

associate
4
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total9

56% of these graduates received an undergraduate certificate in game development.

Game Development Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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