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2023 Acting Students

There are about 5,312 students enrolled in Acting in the USA.

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College often can be an incredibly constructive period of one's life; it is an opportunity for individual growth and expansion. Scholars begin to discover who they want to emulate and forge many of the requisite skills to be a thriving adult. But growth is not confined to a classroom - the late nights discussing James Baldwin with a classmate, the wild anecdote learned from an old professor, the exposure to a different view. As such, a diverse student population tremendously improves what you gain from your time spent in college.

Acting is a less racially diverse major than average*. 67% of America's Acting majors are white students, followed by black students (11%), latino students (11%), and students of other races**(10%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Illinois at Chicago&nbspin Chicago, IL.

Moreover, Acting significatly skews female, with just below five eighths of students majoring in Acting identifying as women. Kean University in Union, NJ has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another important type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Unfortunately, Acting is one of America's least financially diverse subjects (Bottom 33%). 32% of its students come from homes bringing in north of $110,000 per year, 16% are from families with $48,000 to $75,000 annual incomes, and 22% grew up in households taking in less than $30,000 a year. Oklahoma City University is the most economically diverse college in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Acting. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Pacific West Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 2%

  • Black: 11%

  • Latino: 11%

  • White: 67%

  • Other: 10%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 38%

  • Female: 62%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 22%

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 32%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 65%

  • Out of State: 28%

  • International: 6%

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