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2023 Musical Theatre Students

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

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College can be an immensely formative adventure in one's life; it's a time for personal growth and expansion. Undergrads try to figure out what they are capable of and cultivate the requisite skills to become a successful member of society. But growth is not confined to a classroom environment - the interactions one has with their schoolmates, the funny story received from an eccentric professor, the exposure to a different way of viewing the world. Therefore, attending a diverse college tremendously enriches what you gain from your time spent at college.

Musical Theatre is a less ethnically diverse major than average*. 77% of the nation's Musical Theatre majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(8%), black students (7%), and latino students (7%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is The New School located in New York, NY.

Moreover, Musical Theatre significatly skews female, with 62% of students majoring in Musical Theatre identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of California-Irvine in Irvine, CA.

Another significant type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Musical Theatre ranks in the top 30% of majors for economic diversity. 28% of its students come from families earning more than $110,000 a year, 16% are from homes making between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 26% grew up in families with a sub $30,000 income. Oakland University is the most fiscally diverse college in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Musical Theatre. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the 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: 1%

  • Black: 7%

  • Latino: 7%

  • White: 77%

  • Other: 8%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 38%

  • Female: 62%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 26%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 66%

  • Out of State: 28%

  • International: 6%

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