Champlain’s Game Design Program Ranks in Top 25


The CCM Division is pleased to announce that the Game Design program was ranked #15 in The Princeton Review’s “Top 25 Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2015.”

The top 25 schools were chosen based on a 2014-15 survey of 150 institutions offering game design programs and coursework. The survey asked the school’s administrators to report on everything from their academic offerings and faculty credentials, to their graduates’ starting salaries and employment experience. More than 60 data points were weighted to tally this year’s school ranking lists. Criteria focused on four areas: curriculum, facilities, technology, and career services.

Among the surveyed schools, The Princeton Review found that undergrads are earning an average starting salary of $58,000, a 20% increase from last year and 28% more than the average salary for all 2014 undergrads. Students studying game design at these schools also find professional achievement while still in school. Forty eight percent of undergrads and 66% of grad students work on a game that is shipped before they graduate. For students aspiring to work in the burgeoning field of game design, these are truly the ‘cream of the crop’ institutions from which to launch a career, said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Senior VP-Publisher. Some are nationally-known universities; others have well-deserved reputations within their regions. All are renowned for their exceptional faculties and awesome, state-of-the-art facilities. Collectively, these schools have graduated legions of the industry’s most successful video game designers, developers, artists, and entrepreneurs.

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