Pennsylvania contains eleven schools that offer acting programs. Carnegie Mellon University, the highest-ranking acting school in PA, has a total student population of 11,197 and is the 44th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 acting schools in Pennsylvania, 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), with Northampton County Area Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,153/yr.
Acting students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 1,800 employed producers and directors earning an average yearly salary of $63,650. Actors in this state earn $"*"/yr and there are 1,000 employed.
Also, within the acting schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from acting, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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