Vineland, NJ (population: 59,417) has eight acting schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Temple University, the highest ranked school in this group with an acting program, has a total student population of 36,507. It is the 105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Acting students from Vineland 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.
Vineland lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton area has 59,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $20.04/hr average worker wage, and a $41,680 average annual salary.
Of the 8 acting schools with a 100-mile radius of Vineland, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr) for acting students, with Northampton County Area Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,153/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Vineland|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||14.6 miles|
|West Atlantic City||NJ||-||1||28.4243||9||27.9 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||30.4 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||33.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||44.9 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||47.7 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||51.1 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||54.0 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||55.0 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||55.3 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||61.4 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||73.8 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||76.8 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||77.0 miles|