Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has eight dance schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dance program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Dance students from Arlington 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.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary.
Of the 8 dance schools with a 100-mile radius of Arlington, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for dance students, with Texas Woman's University as the lowest, reported at only $9,272/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|