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Drama & Theater Arts at Syracuse University

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Drama & Theater Arts at Syracuse University

What traits are you looking for in a theater school? To help you decide if Syracuse University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's theater program.

Syracuse is located in Syracuse, New York and has a total student population of 21,322. Of the 4,193 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 2021, 58 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.

Syracuse Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theater

Syracuse Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at Syracuse 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 Syracuse 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 41

How Much Do Theater Graduates from Syracuse Make?

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at Syracuse is $21,187. This is less than $21,886, which is the national average of all theater majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Theater Student Demographics at Syracuse

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

Syracuse Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

67% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 33% of theater bachelor's degrees went to men and 67% went to women.


About 71% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at Syracuse 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 Syracuse University with a bachelor's in theater.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 41
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Syracuse 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 Syracuse University.

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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