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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Missouri

In 2018-2019, 291 students earned their Theater degrees in MO.

As a degree choice, Drama & Theater Arts is the 79th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in Missouri

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 241
Master’s Degree 47
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2
Associate’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

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

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in MO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Black or African American: 7.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.2%
  • White: 74.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.1%
  • Other Races: 7.6%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in MO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in Missouri

6,400 people in the state and 418,310 in the nation are employed in jobs related to theater.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. MO

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in Missouri

In this state, theater grads earn an average of $60,590. Nationwide, they make an average of $73,090.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 29 colleges in Missouri that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Stephens College

Columbia
40 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
756 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $23,231. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
23,697 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,526. The student loan default rate of 5.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $32,000 after graduation.

#3

Webster University

Saint Louis
35 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
11,406 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $22,206. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.27 years.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
16,375 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.71 years. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.80%.

#4

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
9,468 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. An average student at Lindenwood University will pay a net price of $18,264. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
29,843 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.10%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 72% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,400 a year.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
11,487 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
15,852 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $27,427. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
5,853 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 3.70% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $34,300 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 88% are considered full time.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
5,669 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 61% are considered full time. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in MO

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title MO Job Growth MO Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 19% $70,720
Sports Entertainers and Performers 11% $0
Writers and Authors 8% $55,250
Set and Exhibit Designers 8% $41,000
Producers and Directors 8% $55,380
Fashion Designers 6% $0
Musicians and Singers 2% $0
Music Directors and Composers 0% $49,280

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

Major Annual Graduates in MO
Fine & Studio Arts 561
Design & Applied Arts 420
Music 403
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 128
General Visual & Performing Arts 97
Dance 34
Arts & Media Management 21
Other Visual Art 1

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