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EKU game design program ranked 47th in world


Rankings based on a survey

RICHMOND, Ky. (March 23, 2017) — The Eastern Kentucky University game design program has been ranked 47th internationally by The Princeton Review. Rankings were based on a survey of 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees. EKU ranked 50th on the list in 2016.

The 40-question survey asked schools to report on everything from their academic offerings and lab facilities to their graduates’ starting salaries and career achievements. Among criteria weighed to make its selections: each school’s academics, facilities, career services, and technology.

“Many schools put ‘game’ in a course title, and these courses typically become popular with strong enrollment,” said Dr. George Landon, director of the EKU Gaming Institute. “However, the Princeton Review recognizes that a few game courses are not enough to prepare students for the game industry and can even mislead prospective students. The top-50 label demonstrates that we are consistently providing our students a world-class education in game development.”

The Gaming Institute was established in 2014. Graduates receive a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a concentration in interactive media.

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