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Drama & Theater Arts at Purchase College

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Drama & Theater Arts at Purchase College

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 Purchase College stacks up to those at other schools.

Purchase College is located in Purchase, New York and has a total student population of 3,685. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 151 students received a bachelor's degree in theater from Purchase College.

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.

Purchase College Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theater

Purchase College Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

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

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The theater major at Purchase College 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
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 3
Most Focused Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 5
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Graduate Certificate Schools 7
Most Focused Drama & Theater Arts Schools 20
Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 74
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Degree Schools 150
Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 217

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in theater from Purchase College. This is the #151 most popular school for theater master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Theater Graduates from Purchase College Make?

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at Purchase College is $25,288. This is 16% higher than $21,886, which is the national average for all theater bachelor's degree recipients.


Theater Student Demographics at Purchase College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the theater majors at Purchase College.

Purchase College Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

59% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 151 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Drama & Theater Arts from Purchase College in 2020-2021, 41% were men and 59% were women. The typical theater bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at Purchase College since its program graduates 5% more men than average.


About 60% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at Purchase College are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 6% more racial-ethnic minorities in its theater bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 21
Hispanic or Latino 26
White 90
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Purchase College also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2021, 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 NY, the home state for Purchase College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Producers and Directors 26,110 $115,610
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11,530 $99,870
Fashion Designers 7,550 $95,830
Writers and Authors 7,410 $86,380


*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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