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Video Game Design Schools In Washington DC

In Washington DC, there is only one accredited school where video game design classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Washington DC'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 video game design bachelors degree level.


  1. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Video Game Design Employment

Washington DC 6,600
National 1,051,700

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

Employment Growth for Video game design professionals In Washington DC

1,540 1,720 1,650 1,640 6,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Video Game Design is a growing field in Washington DC. 5,060 more video game design professionals were working in Washington DC in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington DC, this field has grown by 329% in four years. This growth is slower 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 Washington DC

$30,090 $72,335 $72,515 $63,230 $75,362
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
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 Washington DC. In 2006 video game design professionals made a mean salary of $30,090 per year, and in 2010 they made $75,362 per year.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in Washington DC

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Thus, video game design professionals' salaries grew by 60% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 136% 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 Washington DC.

Average Salaries for Video game design professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Computer Animation
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Game Design
Video Game Design

Video game design professionals in Washington DC 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 Washington DC


As the number of video game design professionals is increasing in Washington DC state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited video game design school in Washington DC state is decreasing.

This represents a 100% decrease in the number of video game design degree or certificate school graduates in Washington DC state. 100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in video game design.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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