We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for a theatre arts degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,638 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

15% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,557 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

17% above average compared to other degrees

$ 41,984 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

30% above average compared to other degrees

What do theatre arts graduates earn?

Theatre arts students make an average of $50,371 per year after graduation. This is 25% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 50,371 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 15% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees


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