West Virginia contains two schools that offer acting programs. West Virginia Wesleyan College, the highest-ranking acting school in WV, has a total student population of 1,416 and is the 469th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 acting schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Davis & Elkins College comes out as the most expensive ($18,674/yr), with West Virginia Wesleyan College as the lowest recorded at only $16,138/yr.
Acting students from West 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.
Also, within the acting schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from acting, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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