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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Maryland

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

A Drama & Theater Arts major is the 88th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in Maryland

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 143
Master’s Degree 9
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 8
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 3
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3
Associate’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

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

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in MD Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.0%
  • Black or African American: 20.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.4%
  • White: 69.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 1.8%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in MD Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in Maryland

There are 6,490 people in the state and 418,310 people in the nation working in theater jobs.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. MD

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in Maryland

Theater grads earn an average of $64,500 in the state and $73,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in Maryland that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
22,923 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,186. The student loan default rate is 3.50% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 53% are considered full time.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
41,200 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. A typical student attending UMCP will pay a net price of $18,457. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 78% are considered full time.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
13,767 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.20%. Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it.

#4

Salisbury University

Salisbury
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
8,567 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,800 a year. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.30%. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
5,295 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.63 years to graduate. The 8.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. This public school has an average net price of $14,656.

#6

Cecil College

North East
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,391 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 76% of students get financical aid. This public school has an average net price of $8,919.

#6

St Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
1,582 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.13 years. The full-time teacher rate is 74%. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#6

McDaniel College

Westminster
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
2,780 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.11 years. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. In their early career, McDaniel grads earn an average salary of $35,600.

#9

Goucher College

Baltimore
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
2,267 Total Students

10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 75% are considered full time.

#9

Washington College

Chestertown
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
1,367 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $26,718. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. The average student takes 4.06 years to complete their degree at Washington College.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in MD

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title MD Job Growth MD Median Salary
Sports Entertainers and Performers 10% $0
Music Directors and Composers 9% $48,830
Musicians and Singers 7% $0
Producers and Directors 7% $75,620
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 7% $69,790
Actors 7% $0
Set and Exhibit Designers 4% $51,750
Writers and Authors 3% $67,120

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

Major Annual Graduates in MD
Fine & Studio Arts 751
Design & Applied Arts 629
Music 456
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 136
General Visual & Performing Arts 102
Dance 48
Other Visual Art 25
Arts & Media Management 11

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