Iowa City, IA (population: 69,842) has one acting school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Northern Iowa has a total student population of 13,303. It is the 986th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Acting students from Iowa City 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.
Iowa City lies in Johnson county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Iowa City area has 83,280 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,390 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Northern Iowa ends up costing a student $13,286/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Iowa City|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||22.5 miles|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||50.8 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||61.1 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||75.7 miles|