Virginia contains six schools that offer acting programs. Emory and Henry College, the highest-ranking acting school in VA, has a total student population of 1,002 and is the 424th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 acting schools in Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shenandoah University comes out as the most expensive ($26,157/yr), with Old Dominion University as the lowest recorded at only $10,173/yr.
Acting students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 1,980 employed producers and directors earning an average yearly salary of $60,320. Actors in this state earn $"*"/yr and there are 470 employed.
Also, within the acting schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from acting, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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