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Game Development Schools In Minnesota

There is only one accredited game development school in Minnesota for faculty who teach game development classes to choose from. The trends in Minnesota's game development academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in game development includes game development training at the game development level.


  1. Brown College

    1440 Northland Dr, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120-1004

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Game Development Employment

Minnesota 23,210
National 708,950

Approximately 3% of the country's game development professionals work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Game development professionals In Minnesota

23,250 23,520 23,730 25,400 770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, the field of game development is shrinking. In 2010 there were 22,480 less game development professionals working in Minnesota than there were in 2006. Thus, in Minnesota, this field has shrunk by 97% in four years. 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 Minnesota

$62,133 $66,460 $69,037 $70,767 $51,160
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Game Development
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of game development professionals is declining, the salaries paid to game development professionals are decreasing in Minnesota. The mean salary for game development professionals in 2006 was $62,133 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $51,160 per year.

Salary percentiles for Game development professionals in Minnesota

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This represents a decline in salaries of 21%. 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 132% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Minnesota state.

Average Salaries for Game development professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Computer Animation
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Game Development

Game development professionals in Minnesota earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Game Development programs available for each degree type for all schools in Minnesota


A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in game development.

Game Development Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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