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Game Development Schools In South Dakota

In South Dakota, there is only one accredited school where game development classes faculty can find employment. The trends in South Dakota'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 bachelors degree level.


  1. Dakota State University

    820 N Washington, Madison, South Dakota 57042-1799

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Game Development Employment

South Dakota 850
National 708,950

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

Employment Growth for Game development professionals In South Dakota

660 830 760 850 70
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, the field of game development is shrinking. In 2010 there were 590 less game development professionals working in South Dakota than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of game development has shrunk by 89% in South Dakota. This is slower 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 South Dakota

$57,267 $52,410 $54,815 $58,997 $38,120
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Game Development
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by game development professionals is decreasing in South Dakota. In 2006 game development professionals made a mean salary of $57,267 per year, and in 2010 they made $38,120 per year.

Salary percentiles for Game development professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, game development professionals' salaries declined by 50% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In the state of South Dakota, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of game development. The pay differential between the highest paid game development professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 115%

Average Salaries for Game development professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Computer Animation
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Game Development

In South Dakota, game development professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in game development.

Game Development Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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