Massachusetts contains eight schools that offer acting programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking acting school in MA, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 acting schools in Massachusetts, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Suffolk University comes out as the most expensive ($29,268/yr), with Salem State College as the lowest recorded at only $11,840/yr.
Acting students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 3,000 employed producers and directors earning an average yearly salary of $69,580. Actors in this state earn $"*"/yr and there are 1,370 employed.
Also, within the acting schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from acting, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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