Conway, AR (population: 59,823) has twenty-six acting schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Indiana University-Bloomington, the highest ranked school in this group with an acting program, has a total student population of 42,347. It is the 59th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Indiana.
Acting students from Conway 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 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area alone, there are 130 employed producers and directors earning an average salary of $45,350. Actors in this area earn $*/yr and there are 60 employed.
Conway lies in Faulkner county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area has 330,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,470 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Conway are held by actors, and 0/1000 are held by producers and directors.
Of the 26 acting schools with a 500-mile radius of Conway, only 6 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) for acting students, with Northeast Mississippi Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,099/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Conway|
|North Little Rock||AR||59,309||4||19.2203||72||23.4 miles|
|Little Rock||AR||192,247||12||20.3043||243||26.2 miles|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||53.2 miles|
|Mountain Home||AR||-||2||22.9326||37||86.2 miles|