Iowa contains three schools that offer acting programs. Dordt College, the highest-ranking acting school in IA, has a total student population of 1,322 and is the 295th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 acting schools in Iowa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drake University comes out as the most expensive ($23,091/yr), with University of Northern Iowa as the lowest recorded at only $13,286/yr.
Acting students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 350 employed producers and directors earning an average yearly salary of $50,900. Actors in this state earn $"*"/yr and there are 110 employed.
Also, within the acting schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from acting, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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