Cerritos, CA (population: 51,327) has five acting schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with an acting program, has a total student population of 34,824. It is the 10th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Acting students from Cerritos 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.
Of the 5 acting schools with a 100-mile radius of Cerritos, only 2 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) for acting students, with California State University-Long Beach as the lowest, reported at only $6,861/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cerritos|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||7.6 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||8.9 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||10.7 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||12.5 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||13.0 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||15.5 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||16.6 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||17.3 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||17.4 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||18.3 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||19.6 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||21.3 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||21.4 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||23.6 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||25.6 miles|