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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Oregon

5 Colleges
$24,900 Avg Salary
$22,062 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Drama & Theater Arts School for You

With 175 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, drama and theater arts is the #80 most popular major in Oregon.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Oregon ranking. This report analyzed 5 schools in Oregon to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Oregon

The colleges and universities below are the best for theater majors pursuing a .

Top Oregon Schools in Theater

#1

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

Our analysis found University of Oregon to be the best school for drama and theater arts students who want to pursue a degree in Oregon. Located in the midsize city of Eugene, UO is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, theater graduates from UO carry an average student debtload of $17,604. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $183.

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#2

George Fox University

Newberg, OR

The excellent programs at George Fox University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best drama and theater arts schools in Oregon. GFU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Newberg.

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Out of the 5 schools in Oregon that were part of this year’s ranking, Portland State University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the city of Portland, Portland State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that theater majors at Portland State University take out is $23,333. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $242.

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#4

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Lewis & Clark College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Oregon list. Lewis and Clark College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Portland.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Southern Oregon University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Oregon list. Located in the midsize suburb of Ashland, Southern Oregon University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Theater majors at Southern Oregon University take out an average of $25,250 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $262.

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Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the Far Western US Region

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State Degrees Awarded
California 3,415
Washington 251
Nevada 63
Hawaii 17
Alaska 17

One of 9 majors within the area of study, drama and theater arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Theater

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 40,751
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Music 26,968
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,720

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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