Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for acting degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,530 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

37% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,068 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

25% above average compared to other degrees

$ 35,381 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

9% above average compared to other degrees

What do acting graduates earn?

Acting students make an average of $40,584 per year after graduation. This is 39% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

37% of acting graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 40,584 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 8% of degrees

37%
% of people underpaid in 2019

82% above average compared to other degrees

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