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Drama & Theater Arts at Vassar College

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Drama & Theater Arts at Vassar College

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

Vassar is located in Poughkeepsie, New York and approximately 2,435 students attend the school each year. Of the 682 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in 2021, 20 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.

Vassar Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theater

Vassar Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at Vassar 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 Vassar 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 Focused Drama & Theater Arts Schools 75
Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 93
Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools 99
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 182
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Schools 224
Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 388

Earnings of Vassar Theater Graduates

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at Vassar is $20,008. 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 Vassar

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

Vassar Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

65% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 20 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from Vassar. About 35% were men and 65% were women.


About 65% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at Vassar 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 Vassar College with a bachelor's in theater.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 13
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Vassar 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 Vassar 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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