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2022 Best Colleges for Theatre Management

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207

Graduates Per Year

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$44K

Average Salary

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#350

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Unpopular

207

97% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

40

79% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

350

Theatre Management

207

351

Data Modeling and Database Administration

203

Cost

Median Cost

$32,572

2% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

167

Art Therapy

$32,685

168

Theatre Management

$32,572

169

Actuarial Science

$32,471

Salary

Low Salary

$25,882

33% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

373

Music Management

$25,882

374

Theatre Management

$25,882

375

Botany

$25,840

Professors

Very Good

4.4/5

8.8% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

53

East Asian Studies

54

Theatre Management

55

Organizational Behavior Studies

Students

Diverse

4.1/5

13.34% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

104

Informatics

105

Theatre Management

106

Landscape Architecture

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Theatre Management is not only a valuable choice, but naturally a mandatory first step for undergrads planning to pursue a career as an actor agent, a theater executive, or an executive producer. Interestingly, nationally, theatre management is an uncommon degree ranking as the 350th most popular major. Last year alone, there were 207 theatre management degrees conferred. In-state tuition for theatre management at private universities is, on average, 3.9 times more pricey than their public peers.

With only 40 institutions offering theatre management there could be limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other theatre management students, consider looking at institutions in New York which have more undergraduates admitted to theatre management than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to get a degree in theatre management is in the Mid East region with Howard University, Marymount Manhattan College, and Pace University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to study theatre management is the Northeast 10 Conference with University of New Haven representing the conference. That being said, our selection for the best college for theatre management is Howard University. You may also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The overall best school is not necessarily the 'best' school for you. There might be lots more facets to consider when selecting ​university. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could affect your inclinations on where to go to school. At Authority, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which theatre management college has the top campus, the answer is Ithaca College. If, for example, you are very interested in which university is home to the best campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more in order to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life here and from that list, our choice for the school with the best student life for theatre management is Ithaca College. Curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top selections. Some of our decisions might surprise you.

If cost is a major influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Ithaca College. Ithaca College appears to be the most expensive university for theatre management, at least for out of state attendance. We have an entire list of the most expensive schools that might put the cost of Ithaca College into perspective. Additionally, you could be interested to know that theatre management is the 168th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average associated cost of $32,600. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for theatre management on our list is New York at Ithaca College, Marymount Manhattan College, and Marymount Manhattan College - - of $45,274, $33,980, and $33,980. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for theatre management is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for theatre management is the Southwest region which is represented by The University of Texas at El Paso with a cost of $22,556 and Texas Wesleyan University with a cost of $27,644. On the bright side, the most affordable school for theatre management is The University of Texas at El Paso. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state students can anticipate paying around $9,200 for a degree in theatre management. That cost inflates substantially to a median of $24,500 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. As such, you might be interested in our selection for the college with the best value for theatre management: Ithaca College. On this page you can find our comprehensive list of the schools we see as being the best value in general. Do know, this discussion is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for theatre management majors vary widely, but two-years after leaving college students will typically earn around $44,000. While there can be much variation in earnings potential; top earners can enjoy pay up to $76,800. Straight out of college, the minimum earning opportunities within the theatre management field make $24,100, which isn't that bad. The top earning graduates from theatre management graduated from Pace University and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of theatre management ranks on the higher end, being within the 74th percentile of all programs. The school with the most composite diversity for theatre management is Texas Wesleyan University and here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Theatre Management is only within the 9th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, ranking in the 72nd percentile. White students make up the largest share at 44% of scholars studying theatre management. Additionally, 74% of students pursuing a theatre management major are women.

The median rating of theatre management professors is 4.35 stars, which is 9% better than the average across all majors; which is a pretty good ranking. If you are looking for the most popular theatre management instructor in the country, look no further than James Burton from Salisbury University. It may surprise you, but the best rated professors for theatre management by student are found at California State University-San Bernardino. If we incorporate data other than simply rankings we find that the school with the overall best professors for theatre management is Pace University. You can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for theatre management is Howard University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have an extensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that looking at higher education with a perspective mainly built on superlatives might cause issues. We at Authority hope you look at some of our more focused pages on different colleges and peruse some of our insightful background pages on essential things to consider as your university search develops.

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Pace University

#1 Best Colleges for Theatre Management

Pace University is a large private university located in New York, NY ranked 56th in New York. It has a total of 9,686 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.71% of applicants. Pace University offers 136 different majors and is best known for its Theatre Management, Directing and Theatrical Production, and Applied Psychology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,714 per year, Pace University is rather costly. 51.86% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make around $60,300 per year, which is 45% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.pace.edu

B

Rating

79%

Acceptance

15,478

Students

#415

Ranking

$44,714

Tuition

Howard University

#2 Best Colleges for Theatre Management

Howard University is a mid-sized historically black private university located in Washington, DC ranked 246th in the United States. It has a total of 6,507 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 36.08% acceptance rate. Howard University offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Theatre Management, Child Development, and Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 15th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $24,966 per year, Howard University is reasonably costly. 54.02% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in around $49,200 per year, which is 18% over the national median.

Washington, DC

www.howard.edu

A-

Rating

36%

Acceptance

9,536

Students

#246

Ranking

$24,966

Tuition

Centenary University

#3 Best Colleges for Theatre Management

Centenary University is a small private college located in Hackettstown, NJ ranked 20th in New Jersey. It has a total of 1,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.04% of applicants. Centenary University offers 43 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, Theatre Management, and Fashion Design programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $32,572 per year, Centenary University is reasonably expensive. 57.56% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn about $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Hackettstown, NJ

www.centenaryuniversity.edu

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

2,180

Students

#748

Ranking

$32,572

Tuition

Ithaca College

#4 Best Colleges for Theatre Management

Ithaca College is a mid-sized private college located in Ithaca, NY ranked 278th in the nation. It has a total of 6,348 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a tad greater than five in seven applicants. Ithaca College offers 108 different majors and is best known for its Physical Therapy, Sports Communication, and Occupational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $45,274 per year, Ithaca College is very high-priced. 76.19% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in roughly $52,300 per year, which is 26% greater than the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.ithaca.edu

A-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

7,003

Students

#278

Ranking

$45,274

Tuition

University of New Haven

#5 Best Colleges for Theatre Management

University of New Haven is a mid-sized private institution located in West Haven, CT ranked 11th in Connecticut. It has a total of 5,376 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 82.99% acceptance rate. University of New Haven offers 159 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection, Criminal Justice, and Drawing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,000 per year, University of New Haven is quite pricey. 59.34% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $52,100 per year, which is 25% greater than the national median.

West Haven, CT

www.newhaven.edu

B

Rating

83%

Acceptance

7,634

Students

#479

Ranking

$39,000

Tuition

Texas Wesleyan University

#6 Best Colleges for Theatre Management

Texas Wesleyan University is a small private institution located in Fort Worth, TX ranked 37th in Texas. It has a total of 2,020 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a shade less than three in every seven applicants. Texas Wesleyan University offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Theatre Management, History Teacher Education, and Legal Support Services programs (nationally ranked 6th, 14th, and 28th respectively). With an annual tuition of $27,644 per year, Texas Wesleyan University is reasonably high-priced. 41.43% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $42,000 per year, which is 1% greater than the national median.

Fort Worth, TX

www.txwes.edu

C+

Rating

42%

Acceptance

3,019

Students

#906

Ranking

$27,644

Tuition

Columbia College Chicago

#8 Best Colleges for Theatre Management

Columbia College Chicago is a mid-sized private institution located in Chicago, IL ranked 63rd in Illinois. It has a total of 7,195 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.22% of applicants. Columbia College Chicago offers 74 different majors and is best known for its Theatre Management, Photojournalism, and Recording Arts Technology programs (nationally ranked 8th, 8th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $26,610 per year, Columbia College Chicago is somewhat moderately expensive. 46.92% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate around $34,400 per year, which is 17% below the national median.

Chicago, IL

www.colum.edu

C

Rating

90%

Acceptance

7,505

Students

#1585

Ranking

$26,610

Tuition