I'm currently in a 2 year school pursing an Associates in Applied Science degree (Computer Science major), and I haven't been able to decide what I'm going to able able to do.
I originally planned to attend a four year school to get a Bachelor's in Computer Science and get into game development. I had to go to the school I'm in now due to financial and academic constraints, and I'm not sure what to do now. I haven't been programming games since I moved out of my hometown, and I live in a tech industry dead zone where the need for computer and I.T. professionals are at a minimum. I have been building and tweaking my PCs out of my own leisure though.
The important thing to do is finish your current degree studies. And as was suggested move to an area where there are better job prospects, like Southern California, Texas, or Canada (Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal). Giving up or changing will leave you without an education, and lower your employment prospects. Plus finishing your degree shows employers that you can commit and finish what you start.
With that said, don't expect to get into game development right away. Lots of shop hire, and do his junior developers, but they're few and far between. Most want experience. Yada, yada...same for any industry. But the game development industry requires it because game development is not normal main stream code slaving - you're not working on financial systems, or developing web applications. You're dealing with complex mathematical models, different types of languages and API's, and while the rewards working for these companies can be phenomenal, the demands are immense as well. There's a reason why the Blizzard's, Google's, Facebook's of the world have day cares, gourmet food in their cafeteria's, doctor's offices, even dormitories...etc...it's because if they can get 18 of 24 hours out of you or more, they will.
I'm a senior technical support engineer for a company that provides centralized software version management and control for some of the largest tech, gaming, and software companies in the world and I've been to or heard of the campus' of google, facebook, nvidia, pixar, blizzard, sony...etc...and they are pretty much all awesome sauce. But you got a lot of competition.
A general computer sciences degree with an applied associates degree is very good cushion to have. Mix it with some programming certifications, and you'll be very quickly employable. And if you're smart (you don't have to be intelligent) you will learn about good and proper coding habits and strategies, and will eventually gain the experience you need to basically call your shots anywhere in the industry.