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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Ohio

19 Colleges
$21,310 Avg Salary
$24,287 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Drama & Theater Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 511 degrees and certificates were awarded to drama and theater arts students who went to a Ohio college or university. This makes it the #82 most popular major in the state.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

The Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Ohio ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 19 schools in Ohio to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Ohio

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Top 10 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools

Our analysis found Ohio State University - Main Campus to be the best school for drama and theater arts students who want to pursue a degree in Ohio. Ohio State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Columbus.

Theater majors at Ohio State take out an average of $23,236 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $241, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is a great place for drama and theater arts students. Cincinnati is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Cincinnati.

While working on their degree, theater majors at Cincinnati accumulate an average of around $20,500 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $213.

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#3

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Otterbein University is a great place for drama and theater arts students. Otterbein is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Westerville.

While working on their degree, theater majors at Otterbein accumulate an average of around $26,000 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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The excellent programs at Miami University - Oxford helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best drama and theater arts schools in Ohio. Miami of Ohio is a large public school located in the fringe town of Oxford.

While working on their degree, theater majors at Miami of Ohio accumulate an average of around $23,250 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $241, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Ohio State University - Lima Campus. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Ohio list. Located in the rural area of Lima, Ohio State University - Lima Campus is a public school with a fairly small student population.

While working on their degree, theater majors at Ohio State University - Lima Campus accumulate an average of around $23,236 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $241, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

Cedarville University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. Cedarville is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Cedarville.

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Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. Located in the town of Oberlin, Oberlin is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Wright State University - Main Campus landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. Located in the large suburb of Dayton, Wright State University - Main Campus is a public school with a large student population.

On average, theater graduates from Wright State University - Main Campus take out $27,000 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#9

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH

With a ranking of #9, Youngstown State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for drama and theater arts students. Youngstown State University is a large public school located in the small city of Youngstown.

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Baldwin Wallace University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Ohio list. Located in the large suburb of Berea, Baldwin Wallace College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, theater graduates from Baldwin Wallace College take out $27,000 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 327
Illinois 869
Indiana 302
Wisconsin 246

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

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 19 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Donald Judge.

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