Towson, MD (population: 55,491) has eleven acting schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with an acting program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
Acting students from Towson 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 570 employed producers and directors earning an average salary of $54,220. Actors in this area earn $*/yr and there are 60 employed.
Towson lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.046 out of every 1000 jobs in Towson are held by actors, and 0.455/1000 are held by producers and directors.
Of the 11 acting schools with a 100-mile radius of Towson, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Catholic University of America comes out as the most expensive ($32,122/yr) for acting students, with University of Maryland-College Park as the lowest, reported at only $13,433/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Towson|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||8.7 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||34.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||35.8 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||36.6 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||38.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||39.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||46.4 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||46.5 miles|