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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Kentucky

171 students earned Theater degrees in Kentucky in the 2018-2019 year.

A Drama & Theater Arts major is the 77th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 161
Master’s Degree 4
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3
Associate’s Degree 3

Gender Distribution

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

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Black or African American: 10.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.9%
  • White: 78.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.5%
  • Other Races: 4.1%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in Kentucky

2,150 people in the state and 418,310 in the nation are employed in jobs related to theater.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in Kentucky

A typical salary for a theater grad in the state is $54,320, compared to a typical salary of $73,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 19 colleges in Kentucky that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
53 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
15,664 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $9,244. 97% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.76 years to complete their degree at NKU.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,402 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,523. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 86% are considered full time. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
18,171 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 9.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. A typical student attending WKU will pay a net price of $12,776. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 65% are considered full time.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,670 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 60% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 6.40% which is lower than average. A typical student attending UofL will pay a net price of $16,692.

#5

Asbury University

Wilmore
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
1,940 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $27,111. Most students complete their degree in 4.22 years.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,556 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. It takes the average student 4.59 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 8.50% which is lower than average.

#7

Berea College

Berea
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
1,688 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.27 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

#7

Centre College

Danville
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
1,411 Total Students

11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.03 years to graduate.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
9,654 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,759. The full-time teacher rate is 77%. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

#10

Georgetown College

Georgetown
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
1,484 Total Students

In their early career, Georgetown College grads earn an average salary of $31,400. This private school has an average net price of $19,186. The student loan default rate is 6.40% which is lower than average.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in KY

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9% $73,630
Producers and Directors 8% $50,710
Sports Entertainers and Performers 6% $0
Writers and Authors 4% $50,530
Musicians and Singers 3% $0
Music Directors and Composers 0% $41,290
Fashion Designers 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Fine & Studio Arts 444
Music 305
Design & Applied Arts 129
Arts & Media Management 69
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 35
General Visual & Performing Arts 23
Dance 11
Other Visual Art 1

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