Brockton, MA (population: 92,742) has thirty-three dance schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boston College, the highest ranked school in this group with a dance program, has a total student population of 15,036. It is the 29th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Dance students from Brockton schools who go on to become ballet dancers, dancers, dance professors, dance instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 10,700 people working as dancers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $0. Also, Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers make on average $0 per year and there are about 23,500 of them employed in the US today.
Brockton lies in Plymouth county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton NECTA area has 85,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $21.75/hr average worker wage, and a $45,240 average annual salary.
Of the 33 dance schools with a 100-mile radius of Brockton, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Boston Conservatory comes out as the most expensive ($37,798/yr) for dance students, with Northern Essex Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,511/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brockton|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||18.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||25.8 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||25.9 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||29.4 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||30.7 miles|