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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Washington

251 students earned Theater degrees in Washington in the 2018-2019 year.

A Drama & Theater Arts major is the 90th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 229
Master’s Degree 20
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2

Gender Distribution

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

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.0%
  • Black or African American: 2.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.6%
  • White: 66.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.2%
  • Other Races: 16.7%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in Washington

8,240 people in the state and 418,310 in the nation are employed in jobs related to theater.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in Washington

In this state, theater grads earn an average of $66,600. Nationwide, they make an average of $73,090.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 14 colleges in Washington that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 12 below:

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
625 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. An average student at Cornish College of the Arts will pay a net price of $34,448. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,121 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,439. Graduates earn an average $35,400 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.50 years.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,400 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,001. The full-time teacher rate is 79%. 61% of students get financical aid.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
12,342 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,175. It takes the average student 4.58 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
3,207 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at PLU.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
2,666 Total Students

An average student at Puget Sound will pay a net price of $36,075. Most students complete their degree in 4.15 years. 82% of the teachers are full time.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,633 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.71 years. This public school has an average net price of $12,150. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.10%.

#8

Whitman College

Walla Walla
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
1,475 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $32,627. Most students complete their degree in 4.06 years. 9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
2,776 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This private school has an average net price of $27,087. Most students complete their degree in 4.15 years.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
3,688 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,400 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $28,400.

#10

Seattle University

Seattle
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
7,291 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $34,947. The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at Seattle U.

#10

Gonzaga University

Spokane
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
7,563 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $33,545. The 1.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 5.09 years to complete their degree at Gonzaga.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in WA

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Sports Entertainers and Performers 27% $0
Writers and Authors 23% $61,060
Producers and Directors 20% $64,400
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 18% $61,280
Dancers 11% $0
Set and Exhibit Designers 10% $42,200
Choreographers 9% $0
Actors 9% $0
Fashion Designers 8% $61,340
Musicians and Singers 7% $0
Music Directors and Composers 4% $60,380

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Design & Applied Arts 635
Music 463
Fine & Studio Arts 434
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 148
Dance 68
Arts & Media Management 41
Other Visual Art 21
General Visual & Performing Arts 5

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