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Drama & Theater Arts at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Every drama and theater arts school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the theater program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville stacks up to those at other schools.

SIUE is located in Edwardsville, Illinois and approximately 13,061 students attend the school each year. Of the 2,607 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2019, 19 of them were drama and theater arts majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Drama & Theater Arts section at the bottom of this page.

SIUE Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theater

SIUE Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at SIUE compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The theater major at SIUE is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Drama & Theater Arts. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Schools 5

Earnings of SIUE Theater Graduates

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at SIUE is $27,900. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 39% higher than the national average of $20,100 for all theater bachelor's degree recipients.


Theater Student Demographics at SIUE

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the theater majors at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

SIUE Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

42% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 58% of theater bachelor's degrees went to men and 42% went to women. The typical theater bachelor's degree program is made up of only 38% men. So male students are more repesented at SIUE since its program graduates 20% more men than average.

SIUE Gender Breakdown of Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 74% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at SIUE are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a bachelor's in theater.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 14
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

SIUE also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Theater Grads May Go Into

A degree in theater can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for IL, the home state for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Occupation Jobs in IL Average Salary in IL
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 3,940 $68,360
Producers and Directors 2,950 $77,960
Writers and Authors 1,880 $68,710


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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