Minnesota contains sixteen schools that offer acting programs. Loyola University Chicago, the highest-ranking acting school in MN, has a total student population of 15,879 and is the 144th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 acting schools in Minnesota, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($27,955/yr), with Muskegon Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,311/yr.
Acting students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 1,110 employed producers and directors earning an average yearly salary of $69,790. Actors in this state earn $"*"/yr and there are 640 employed.
Also, within the acting schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from acting, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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