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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Illinois

869 Theater students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Drama & Theater Arts is the 58th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in Illinois

Theater majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 750
Master’s Degree 110
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 8
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a theater major is more popular with women than with men.

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of theater majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Black or African American: 8.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.6%
  • White: 68.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.4%
  • Other Races: 7.5%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in Illinois

There are 14,730 people in the state and 418,310 people in the nation working in theater jobs.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in Illinois

In this state, theater grads earn an average of $51,370. Nationwide, they make an average of $73,090.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 39 colleges in Illinois that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

188 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
6,825 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 31% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.40%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

129 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
22,127 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $24,840. The full-time teacher rate is 83%. The 1.00% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#3

DePaul University

Chicago
89 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
22,437 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.22 years. This private school has an average net price of $28,410. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,100 a year.

58 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
4,329 Total Students

An average student at Roosevelt will pay a net price of $22,702. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. The 6.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,635 Total Students

86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate. This public school has an average net price of $21,301.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
49,702 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,302. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 62% of students receive it. The 1.90% student loan default rate is lower than average.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
17,169 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 75%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. A typical student attending NIU will pay a net price of $23,140.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
31,683 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. The student loan default rate of 3.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 82% get financial aid.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
2,094 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $33,400 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
12,817 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,200 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 83%.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in IL

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Producers and Directors 12% $62,230
Sports Entertainers and Performers 5% $0
Writers and Authors 3% $58,990
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2% $61,950
Musicians and Singers 2% $0
Music Directors and Composers 1% $34,950

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to theater.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Fine & Studio Arts 1,625
Music 1,140
Design & Applied Arts 1,100
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 680
Arts & Media Management 324
Other Visual Art 88
General Visual & Performing Arts 78
Dance 50

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