Arkansas contains 27 schools that offer acting programs. Indiana University-Bloomington, the highest-ranking acting school in AR, has a total student population of 42,347 and is the 59th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 27 acting schools in Arkansas, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lindenwood University comes out as the most expensive ($26,896/yr), with Northeast Mississippi Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,099/yr.
Acting students from Arkansas schools who go on to become actors, playwrights, dramatists, theatre professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 39,880 people working as actors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $0. Also, Producers and directors make on average $86,870 per year and there are about 79,780 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 220 employed producers and directors earning an average yearly salary of $41,150. Actors in this state earn $"*"/yr and there are 180 employed.
Also, within the acting schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from acting, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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