Video Game Design Schools In Oregon

Video Game Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited video game design schools in Oregon. The trends in Oregon's video game design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in video game design includes 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. The Art Institute of Portland

    1122 NW Davis St., Portland, Oregon 97209-2911

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  2. ITT Technical Institute-Portland

    9500 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97220

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  3. Lane Community College

    4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97405-0640

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  4. Portland Community College

    12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219-7132

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Video Game Design Employment

Oregon 12,860
National 1,051,700

Approximately 1% of the country's video game design professionals work in Oregon state.

Employment Growth for Video game design professionals In Oregon

2,350 3,030 3,180 3,260 12,860
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Oregon, the field of video game design is growing. 10,510 more video game design professionals were working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 447% growth in the field. 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 Oregon

$49,000 $49,205 $48,790 $51,125 $66,415
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Video Game Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of video game design professionals is growing, the salaries paid to video game design professionals are increasing in Oregon. The mean salary for video game design professionals in 2006 was $49,000 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $66,415 per year.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in Oregon

10th percentile
$38,498
25th percentile
$48,288
50th percentile
$64,152
75th percentile
$81,640
90th percentile
$98,642

This represents a 26% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of video game design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid video game design professionals earning 156% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Oregon state.

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

Computer Animation
$62,690
Computer Programming
$68,410
Computer Science
$74,932
Game Design
$68,620
Video Game Design
$66,415

Video game design professionals in Oregon earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total5

The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited video game design schools in Oregon is increasing. In 2006, 6 students graduated from video game design courses in Oregon. And in 2010, 21 students graduated.

This represents a 250% increase in the number of video game design degree or certificate school graduates in Oregon state. A majority of these graduates, or 40%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in video game design.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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