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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Pennsylvania

751 students earned Theater degrees in Pennsylvania in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Drama & Theater Arts is the 67th most popular major out of a total 328 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 612
Master’s Degree 82
Associate’s Degree 44
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 9
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 3
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 3
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

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

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.0%
  • Black or African American: 10.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.7%
  • White: 71.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.7%
  • Other Races: 6.3%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 13,190 people employed in jobs related to a theater degree, compared to 418,310 nationwide.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a theater grad in the state is $54,840, compared to a typical salary of $73,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 61 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
1,914 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.12 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

#2

Muhlenberg College

Allentown
86 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
2,340 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $45,200 a year. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.04 years.

#3

Point Park University

Pittsburgh
84 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
4,099 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. 23% of the teachers are full time.

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
14,029 Total Students

95% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $69,800 after graduation. This private institution charges an average net price of $32,674.

#5

Temple University

Philadelphia
72 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
39,740 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.10%. The full-time teacher rate is 54%. Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
46,810 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.90%. 65% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 82%.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
28,673 Total Students

A typical student attending Pitt will pay a net price of $28,758. The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, Pitt grads earn an average salary of $39,500.

#8

DeSales University

Center Valley
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
3,438 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.14 years to complete their degree at DeSales. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.90%.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
6,412 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.40 years to graduate. 93% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,500 a year.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,527 Total Students

79% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 70% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.90%.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in PA

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Producers and Directors 9% $58,200
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9% $72,070
Actors 8% $0
Set and Exhibit Designers 5% $44,010
Writers and Authors 2% $55,920
Musicians and Singers 1% $0
Music Directors and Composers 1% $40,630
Dancers 0% $0
Choreographers 0% $33,210
Fashion Designers -15% $41,090

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Fine & Studio Arts 1,374
Design & Applied Arts 1,272
Music 1,077
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 622
Dance 260
Arts & Media Management 229
General Visual & Performing Arts 176
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 24

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