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|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship)||8|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||8|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||8|
|Award Taking Less Than 1 Year||1|
In Illinois, a theater major is more popular with women than with men.
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%
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.
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.
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Programs in IL
There are 39 colleges in Illinois that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
Related Majors in Illinois
Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to theater.
|Major||Annual Graduates in IL|
|Fine & Studio Arts||1,625|
|Design & Applied Arts||1,100|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||680|
|Arts & Media Management||324|
|Other Visual Art||88|
|General Visual & Performing Arts||78|
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