Battle Creek, MI (population: 51,817) has seven acting schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Central Michigan University, the highest ranked school in this group with an acting program, has a total student population of 27,247. It is the 239th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Acting students from Battle Creek 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.
Battle Creek lies in Calhoun county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Battle Creek area has 52,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.7% unemployment rate, $20.09/hr average worker wage, and a $41,780 average annual salary.
Of the 7 acting schools with a 100-mile radius of Battle Creek, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concordia University-Ann Arbor comes out as the most expensive ($18,211/yr) for acting students, with Muskegon Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,311/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Battle Creek|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||35.3 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||48.9 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||50.6 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||66.3 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||68.5 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||76.8 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||85.2 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||94.1 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||94.9 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||95.4 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||96.3 miles|