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2023 Drama Students

There are about 33,239 students enrolled in Drama in the USA.

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College is an extremely impactful time in one's life; it is an occasion for individual progress and evolution. Students continue to realize their values and forge the rudimentary skills to be a flourishing adult. But growth goes beyond a classroom environment - the late nights discussing Marx with a classmate, the nugget of wisdom gained from an old professor, the exposure to a different worldview. Therefore, a diverse student population vastly enhances what you gain from your time spent at university.

Drama is a slightly more ethnically diverse major than average*. 61% of the United States' Drama majors are white students, followed by latino students (15%), students of other races**(12%), and black students (7%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Brown University&nbspin Providence, RI.

In addition, Drama significatly skews female, with 64% of students majoring in Drama identifying as women. Colby College in Waterville, ME has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another substantial type of diversity is class diversity. Sadly, Drama is less socioeconomically diverse than 69% of programs in the US. 31% of its majors come from very high income families, 16% are from households earning between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 25% grew up in families with a sub $30,000 annual income. University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the most economically diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall KY is the most diverse state for Drama. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the California Collegiate Athletic Association 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: 4%

  • Black: 7%

  • Latino: 15%

  • White: 61%

  • Other: 12%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 36%

  • Female: 64%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 25%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 31%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 63%

  • Out of State: 28%

  • International: 9%

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