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2023 Musical Theatre Cost

There are about 2,741 students enrolled in Musical Theatre in the USA.

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Musical theatre is the 184th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $31,200 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #185, Arabic Language and Literature, with a median cost of $31,174).

The Mid East has the most expensive schools with top musical theatre programs predominantly led by American University with an annual cost of $49,070. The most expensive state for musical theatre is District of Columbia also led by American University.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 71.3% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 32.31% less than the median private school. So, if you're looking into studying at a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most pricey option in the top 25 is Syracuse University, which is the 94th most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is West Texas A & M University. It costs just $6,960 per year, and it is its musical theatre program is ranked #44. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, SUNY at Purchase College  could be for you, ranked #16 with an in-state cost of just $7,070. Another more affordable pick would be #22, University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus in Cleveland County, OK with a cost of $4,788 for in-state students and $20,169 for out-of-state students.

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