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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Minnesota

10 Colleges
$22,525 Avg Salary
$24,010 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Drama & Theater Arts School for You

Drama & Theater Arts is the #72 most popular major in Minnesota with 296 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Minnesota ranking. Our analysis looked at 10 schools in Minnesota to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Minnesota

Check out the theater programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools

Our analysis found Concordia College at Moorhead to be the best school for drama and theater arts students who want to pursue a degree in Minnesota. Located in the suburb of Moorhead, Concordia College Moorhead is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Out of the 10 schools in Minnesota that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Minnesota - Duluth landed the # 2 spot on the list. UMN Duluth is a large public school located in the small city of Duluth.

While working on their degree, theater majors at UMN Duluth accumulate an average of around $24,250 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $252.

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#3

St Olaf College

Northfield, MN

The excellent programs at St Olaf College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best drama and theater arts schools in Minnesota. Located in the town of Northfield, St. Olaf is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#4

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Saint Cloud State University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Minnesota list. Located in the small city of Saint Cloud, St. Cloud State University is a public college with a large student population.

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Out of the 10 schools in Minnesota that were part of this year’s ranking, Metropolitan State University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Metropolitan State University is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ranked #6 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Minnesota list. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the city of Minneapolis.

On average, theater graduates from UMN Twin Cities take out $23,969 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $249.

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Minnesota State University - Moorhead landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. Minnesota State University - Moorhead is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Moorhead.

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Carleton College

Northfield, MN

Carleton College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Minnesota ranking. Carleton is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Northfield.

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

While working on their degree, theater majors at Minnesota State University - Mankato accumulate an average of around $23,810 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $247, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Minneapolis Community and Technical College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 291
Kansas 71
Iowa 130
Nebraska 99
North Dakota 20
South Dakota 31

Drama & Theater Arts is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

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 10 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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