Video Game Design Schools In South Dakota

Video Game Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited video game design schools in South Dakota. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the video game design academic community in South Dakota, and the future trends in video game design training at the following levels:

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


  1. Dakota State University

    820 N Washington, Madison, South Dakota 57042-1799

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Southeast Technical Institute

    2320 N Career Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57107-1301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Video Game Design Employment

South Dakota 1,740
National 1,051,700

Of all of the video game design professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of South Dakota.

Employment Growth for Video game design professionals In South Dakota

530 570 610 630 1,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Video Game Design is a growing field in South Dakota. In 2010 there were 1,210 more video game design professionals working in South Dakota than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Dakota, this field has grown by 228% in four years. This is slower than the trend for video game design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of video game design professionals has grown by 384% between 2006 and 2010.

Video Game Design VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$34,635 $33,945 $34,605 $34,125 $49,195
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Video Game Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by video game design professionals is increasing in South Dakota. Video game design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $34,635 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $49,195 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in South Dakota

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This represents a 30% 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 102% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Dakota state.

Average Salaries for Video game design professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Computer Animation
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Game Design
Video Game Design

In South Dakota, video game design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an associate's degree in video game design.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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