Washington, D.C. – The number of programs in video game design, development and programming continues to rise at American colleges, universities, art and trade schools, according to new research from the D.C.-based Entertainment Software Association (ESA).

The organization said U.S. schools will offer 343 programs this coming academic year, including 301 undergraduate and 42 graduate programs.

California remains the epicenter of the trend, with 54 schools offering game-related programs, followed by Texas (24), Illinois (20) and Florida (18).

This article was also published in Potomac Tech Wire.

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