2023 Musical Theatre Popularity
There are about 2,741 students enrolled in Musical Theatre in the USA.
Not Very Popular
Compared to national avg.
Diplomas received last year
Vs. National Avg.
Musical theatre is the 248th most popular degree in America, with 698 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #249 Applied Physics, and narrowly lost to #247 Agronomy and Crop Science.
The degree is offered at a total of 104 colleges across the nation, and is the 156th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 3% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.
It is also worth noting that 33% of colleges offering musical theatre are public making it a relatively inaccessible field.
The mid east produces the most musical theatre graduates, largely led by Pace University, while it’s the Big Ten Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, New York ranks highest, with particular help from The New School and Ithaca College.
All that being said, no individual school produces more musical theatre graduates than University of Central Oklahoma, which graduated 56 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study musical theatre). More students studied musical theatre as a percentage of total students at The University of the Arts than any other college.