Lubbock, TX (population: 226,180) has one acting school within its city limits. Texas Tech University has a total student population of 30,049. It is the 150th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Acting students from Lubbock 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.
Lubbock lies in Lubbock county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Lubbock area has 123,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $17.18/hr average worker wage, and a $35,730 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas Tech University ends up costing a student $10,763/yr.