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Best Game Design & Development Programs in New Hampshire

Written by Michelle BurtonMarch 26, 2012
Best game design and development programs in New Hampshire
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The rising cost of tuition has many American families worried about whether or not they can afford to send their high school graduates off to college. While this is a valid concern for both parents and students, it is one of many issues students consider when contemplating going to college. College-bound student are also concerned about life on campus, convenience, the admissions process, the types of social programs the school offers, intramural sports, and more. Schools that score high in these areas usually make the list of top schools, but to be considered the best, a school must score high in other areas.

Organizations such as Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes are just a few of the nation’s top authorities on what makes any given school a “best” school. Each year, they rank the best schools in the nation, but the selections are not based on affordability or convenience. Major considerations include student selectivity, graduation and retention rates, the types of financial resources a school offers, faculty resources (such as student-faculty ratio), variety, and number of program offerings, and peer assessment. In the state of New Hampshire, a  number of schools made the cut, but only a few offer top-tier programs for aspiring artists and designers.

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According to the latest figures released by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), New Hampshire is now home to 29 accredited colleges and universities. This figure may fluctuate throughout the year as colleges earn accreditation or close their doors. So far, New Hampshire’s academic climate is stable and students have a variety of schools to choose from. For aspiring game designers & developers, one school ranks above the rest—Southern New Hampshire University. Southern New Hampshire University is a member of the best schools club and it offers several game design & development degrees. These programs are unique because they also prepare students to take on the challenges of running a start-up or to work in design, development, and information technology.

Located in Manchester, Southern New Hampshire University offers the following degrees: B. A., B. S. Business Studies/Game Design and Development, Graphic Design and Media Arts, Computer Information Technology/Game Design and Development.

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