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2022 Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools in New York

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

47 Colleges
$14,920 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$20,591 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor's Degree School for You

With 3,157 degrees and certificates handed out in 2019-2020, drama and theater arts is the #28 most popular major in New York.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. 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.

The Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools in New York ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 47 schools in New York to see which bachelor's degree programs offered the best value experiences for theater students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2022 Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York

Check out the theater bachelor's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your educational dollar.

Top 10 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools

#1

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

Our analysis found SUNY Oneonta to be the best value school for drama and theater arts students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in New York. SUNY Oneonta is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Oneonta.

SUNY Oneonta undergraduate students pay an average of $8,740 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

Full Drama & Theater Arts at SUNY Oneonta Report

#2

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, NY

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means SUNY Fredonia is a great value for drama and theater arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the town of Fredonia, SUNY Fredonia is a public college with a small student population.

SUNY Fredonia undergraduate students pay an average of $8,492 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

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#3

Queens College

Queens, NY

Out of the 47 schools in New York that were part of this year’s ranking, Queens College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the city of Queens, QC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at QC are $7,538 per year.

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#4

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Out of the 47 schools in New York that were part of this year’s ranking, Binghamton University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Binghamton University is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Vestal.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Binghamton University are $10,014 a year.

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The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at New York City College of Technology helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best value drama and theater arts schools in New York. Located in the large city of Brooklyn, City Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at City Tech are $7,320 a year. While working on their Bachelor's Degree, theater majors at City Tech accumulate an average of around $15,538 in student debt.

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#6

SUNY Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY

SUNY Plattsburgh came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York ranking. SUNY Plattsburgh is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Plattsburgh.

SUNY Plattsburgh undergraduate students pay an average of $8,574 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

Full Drama & Theater Arts at SUNY Plattsburgh Report

#7

The College at Brockport

Brockport, NY

The College at Brockport landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value bachelor’s degree drama and theater arts programs. SUNY Brockport is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Brockport.

SUNY Brockport undergraduate students pay an average of $8,624 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

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#8

University at Albany

Albany, NY

With a ranking of #8, University at Albany did quite well on this year’s best value schools for drama and theater arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Albany, UAlbany is a public college with a large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at UAlbany are $10,160 a year.

Full Drama & Theater Arts at University at Albany Report

#9

Purchase College

Purchase, NY

Purchase College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. Purchase College is a small public school located in the suburb of Purchase.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Purchase College are $8,953 a year. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $454, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Drama & Theater Arts at Purchase College Report

#10

Lehman College

Bronx, NY

Lehman College landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value bachelor’s degree drama and theater arts programs. Located in the large city of Bronx, Lehman is a public school with a large student population.

Lehman undergraduate students pay an average of $7,410 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

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Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 751
Maryland 167
New Jersey 248
District of Columbia 100

Drama & Theater Arts is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 39,860
Design & Applied Arts 36,854
Music 27,047
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 17,506
General Visual & Performing Arts 6,359

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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