New Jersey contains two schools that offer acting programs. Centenary College, the highest-ranking acting school in NJ, has a total student population of 2,939 and is the 542nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 acting schools in New Jersey, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centenary College comes out as the most expensive ($21,034/yr), with Kean University as the lowest recorded at only $14,792/yr.
Acting students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 1,310 employed producers and directors earning an average yearly salary of $67,650. Actors in this state earn $"*"/yr and there are 820 employed.
Also, within the acting schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from acting, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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