California contains eight schools that offer acting programs. University of Southern California, the highest-ranking acting school in CA, has a total student population of 34,824 and is the 10th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 acting schools in California, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pitzer College comes out as the most expensive ($28,477/yr), with California State University-Long Beach as the lowest recorded at only $6,861/yr.
Acting students from California 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 California alone, there are 20,070 employed producers and directors earning an average yearly salary of $120,530. Actors in this state earn $*/yr and there are 24,610 employed.
Also, within the acting schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from acting, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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