Video Game Design Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 11 accredited schools where video game design classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in video game design in the state of Colorado, which encompasses video game design training at the following levels:

  • Video Game Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Video Game Design
  • Bachelors degree in Video Game Design


Schools

  1. Aims Community College

    5401 W. 20th St., Greeley, Colorado 80632

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  2. The Art Institute of Colorado

    1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203-2983

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  3. Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs

    4435 N Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907-3812

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  4. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031

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  5. Morgan Community College

    920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701

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  6. Pikes Peak Community College

    5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906-5498

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  7. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

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  8. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255

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  9. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

    1600 Pierce St, Denver, Colorado 80214

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  10. Trinidad State Junior College

    600 Prospect St, Trinidad, Colorado 81082

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Video Game Design Employment

Colorado 27,980
National 1,051,700

Of all of the video game design professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Colorado.

Employment Growth for Video game design professionals In Colorado

3,190 3,710 3,610 3,870 27,980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of video game design is growing. 24,790 more video game design professionals were working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Colorado, this field has grown by 777% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for video game design professionals which shows a 384% increase in the number of video game design professionals working around the nation.

Video Game Design VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$44,780 $45,785 $47,640 $49,485 $66,955
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Video Game Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to video game design professionals are growing in Colorado. In 2006 video game design professionals made a mean salary of $44,780 per year, and in 2010 they made $66,955 per year.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
$38,860
25th percentile
$50,235
50th percentile
$64,715
75th percentile
$80,302
90th percentile
$98,975

Thus, video game design professionals' salaries grew by 33% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 155% pay differential between the highest paid video game design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of video game design in Colorado.

Average Salaries for Video game design professionals and related professions in Colorado

Computer Animation
$54,270
Computer Programming
$78,390
Computer Science
$75,808
Game Design
$71,152
Video Game Design
$66,955

In Colorado, video game design professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Video Game Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado

associate
8
bachelor
3
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total15

As the number of video game design professionals is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 11 accredited video game design schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 147 video game design graduates from video game design courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 123 graduates.

Thus there was a 16% percent decrease in the number of video game design school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. Most of these graduates, or 53%, earned a associate's degree in video game design.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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