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2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

There are about 5,312 students enrolled in Acting in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

790

Vs. National Avg.

-93%

popularity Rank

#266

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$29K

Vs. National Avg.

21%

cost Rank

#122

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$43K

Vs. National Avg.

7%

salary Rank

#185

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

2%

professors Rank

#231

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

3%

students Rank

#139

ACTING DEGREES

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

It is fairly rare to find an American majoring in acting. On average, each focus awards around 6,200 annual bachelor's degrees; 1,135 people earned undergrad degrees in acting last spring, making it the country's 204th most popular field. Marymount Manhattan College​ accounted for more of those degrees than any other school in the United States of America (99), and institutions in New York accounted for more degrees than any US State (221).

Choosing the right school for you may be tricky, because four-year degrees in acting are offered at 93 colleges across the country. At the undergraduate level, the typical major is 2.1 times more widely available than acting., making it the 180th most commonly available American major.

GRADUATE DEGREES

While 86% of last spring's degrees in acting were four-year degrees; 14% were postgraduate degrees. Acting is the 255th most popular grad degree in the nation, with 190 degrees conferred. For some context, acting is 93% less popular among postgraduate students than the average subject.

In Total, 1,325 students received a bachelor's or higher in acting last year.

ONLINE ACTING DEGREES

None of the students who were awarded undergraduate degrees or advanced degrees in acting last spring were conferred their degrees remote. Comprehensively online programs aren't even available at any U.S. colleges. ### PARTIALLY ONLINE ACTING DEGREES

  • Acting is the 220th most pursued partially online four-year degree in the country
  • Partially online undergrad degrees in acting are offered at 84 colleges in the nation
  • Last spring, 183 people earned a bachelor's or higher in acting partially online
  • Pace University​ granted the most partially online undergrad degrees in acting in the USA (22)
  • Acting is the 302nd most popular partially online postgrad degree in the US
  • 4.74% of all postgraduate degrees in acting are done partially online

IN-PERSON ACTING DEGREES

  • Acting is the 179th most pursued in-person four-year degree in the nation
  • Acting is the 173rd most commonly offered exclusively in-person undergraduate degree across the nation
  • 84.41% of all college degree in acting are done entirely in-person
  • Marymount Manhattan College​ conferred the most in-person four-year degrees in acting in the nation (89)
  • The average field hands out 1,836 annual advanced degrees comprehensively in-person

Top 25 Best Online Colleges for Acting

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

New York Film Academy

Burbank, CA | www.nyfa.edu/

0%

Acceptance

2,582

Students

#378

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A

Rating

#3 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA | www.temple.edu/

71%

Acceptance

42,075

Students

#303

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#4 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Pace University

New York, NY | www.pace.edu/

83%

Acceptance

15,486

Students

#485

Ranking

$48K

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

DePaul University

Chicago, IL | https://www.depaul.edu/

70%

Acceptance

25,937

Students

#323

Ranking

$41K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#6 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Towson University

Towson, MD | www.towson.edu/

79%

Acceptance

25,370

Students

#465

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

The New School

New York, NY | https://www.newschool.edu/

69%

Acceptance

12,046

Students

#261

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

University of Illinois Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uic.edu/

73%

Acceptance

35,210

Students

#356

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

George Washington University

Washington, DC | https://www.gwu.edu/

43%

Acceptance

32,209

Students

#68

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY | https://www.syracuse.edu/

69%

Acceptance

38,868

Students

#140

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV | www.unlv.edu/

81%

Acceptance

34,979

Students

#724

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY | https://www.stonybrook.edu/

49%

Acceptance

34,115

Students

#158

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#16 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY | www.uky.edu/

96%

Acceptance

32,756

Students

#518

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Creighton University

Omaha, NE | https://www.creighton.edu/

64%

Acceptance

10,225

Students

#207

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH | https://www.bw.edu/

70%

Acceptance

4,066

Students

#585

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A

Rating

#19 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD | umbc.edu/

69%

Acceptance

15,403

Students

#385

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

B

Rating

#20 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Anderson University

Anderson, SC | www.andersonuniversity.edu/

59%

Acceptance

4,113

Students

#730

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A

Rating

#21 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

University of Evansville

Evansville, IN | www.evansville.edu/

64%

Acceptance

2,690

Students

#367

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#22 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN | https://www.lipscomb.edu/

62%

Acceptance

5,876

Students

#408

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA | www.pepperdine.edu/

42%

Acceptance

10,579

Students

#109

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Acting

Dordt University

Sioux Center, IA | www.dordt.edu/

72%

Acceptance

1,769

Students

#505

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

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