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Acting Schools in Iowa

There are 19 Iowa schools offering acting programs. In 2010, 169 students graduated from programs at Iowa acting schools. 147 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 18 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

230 students graduate from programs in this state in acting, on average, each year. This accounts for 1% of acting students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, four students graduated with certificates in acting, 147 with a bachelor's level degree, and 18 with a master's level degree.

19 acting schools are located in this state. And of these, while 16 schools are private, three schools are public. While public acting school tuition varies from $6,997 to $7,417, tuition at a private acting school varies from $18,760 to $37,482.

Average tuition for acting programs is $19,047. The highest tuition for programs in acting, which is $37,482 every year, is at Grinnell College, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $6,997 every year, is at Iowa State University.

Iowa acting schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Acting Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

230 students graduate from programs in this state in acting, on average, each year. This accounts for 1% of acting students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, four students graduated with certificates in acting, 147 with a bachelor's level degree, and 18 with a master's level degree.

Acting Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 2
  • Certificate 2010: 4
  • Bachelor 2006: 165
  • Bachelor 2007: 144
  • Bachelor 2008: 264
  • Bachelor 2009: 158
  • Bachelor 2010: 147
  • Master 2006: 19
  • Master 2007: 16
  • Master 2008: 27
  • Master 2009: 22
  • Master 2010: 18

Acting Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in Iowa offer a total of 32 acting programs. Of these programs, 78.1% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level.

Acting Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 2
  • Bachelor: 25
  • Master: 5

Career Trends

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 34470
  • 25th Percentile: 48690
  • Median: 60730
  • 75th Percentile: 72850
  • 90th Percentile: 87740

Actors — Salary by Percentile

Actors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16182
  • 25th Percentile: 17306
  • Median: 19198
  • 75th Percentile: 23005
  • 90th Percentile: 25189

Career Trends

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50500
  • Median Salary 2007: 57310
  • Median Salary 2008: 59150
  • Median Salary 2009: 59640
  • Median Salary 2010: 60730
  • Total Employed 2006: 780
  • Total Employed 2007: 810
  • Total Employed 2008: 810
  • Total Employed 2009: 810
  • Total Employed 2010: 800

Actors — Employment Trend

Actors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34380
  • Median Salary 2007: 27370
  • Median Salary 2008: 20363
  • Median Salary 2009: 20987
  • Median Salary 2010: 19198
  • Total Employed 2006: 90
  • Total Employed 2007: 100
  • Total Employed 2008: 110
  • Total Employed 2009: 110
  • Total Employed 2010: 160

Iowa vs National Acting Employment

Iowa vs National Acting Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.678% (960)

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1. Central College

812 University
Pella, IA 50219
(877) 462-3687

Central College offers one program in acting and it is located in town of Pella, Iowa. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

2. Graceland University - Lamoni

1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-5000

Graceland University-Lamoni is in Lamoni, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this school offers one program in acting. This school is a 4-year institution.

3. Buena Vista University

610 W 4th St
Storm Lake, IA 50588
(712) 749-2400

Buena Vista University is located in town of Storm Lake, Iowa and BVU offers one acting program.

4. Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 279-5321

Briar Cliff University offers one program in acting and this school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Sioux City, IA. 1,157 students pursue degrees in 50 programs at this school, overall.

5. Cornell College

600 First St. SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098
(319) 895-4000

Cornell College offers one program in acting and Cornell is located in town of Mount Vernon, Iowa. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

6. Simpson College

701 North C St
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-6251x1517

Simpson College is located in Indianola, IA and this school offers one acting program. This school is a 4-year institution.

7. Waldorf College

106 S Sixth St
Forest City, IA 50436-1713
(641) 585-2450

Waldorf College is in Forest City, IA and it offers one acting program. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

8. Coe College

1220 First Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092
(319) 399-8000

Coe College, which is near the center of the city, is in Cedar Rapids, IA and it offers one acting program. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

9. Saint Ambrose University

518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803-2898
(563) 333-6000

Saint Ambrose University, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Davenport, IA and this school offers one program in acting. This mid-sized school is a 4-year institution.

10. Iowa State University

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

Iowa State University, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Ames, IA. This university offers two acting programs. Of those, this public university offers students one bachelor's level degree in acting and one master's level acting degree. This university is one of 3 institutions with a medical school in Iowa. ISU is the fifth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering acting in terms of programs.

11. Luther College

700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101-1045
(563) 387-2000

Luther College is in Decorah, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this school offers one acting program. 2,481 students seek degrees in 37 Luther College programs, overall.

12. The University of Northern Iowa

1222 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0005
(319) 273-2311

The University of Northern Iowa, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Cedar Falls, IA. UNI offers three acting programs. Students are offered three degrees at the bachelor's level in acting by UNI. 13,201 students pursue degrees in 159 programs at this university, overall. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering acting.

13. Drake University

2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
(515) 271-2011

Drake University, which is 2.2 miles from the center of the city, is in Des Moines, IA. It offers two programs in acting. Drake offers students two acting degrees at the bachelor's level. Overall, 5,616 students pursue degrees in 80 Drake University programs.

14. Grinnell College

1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690
(641) 269-4000

Grinnell College offers one acting program. 1,655 students pursue degrees in 26 programs at Grinnell, overall. This liberal arts college is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering acting programs.

15. Morningside College

1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106-1751
(712) 274-5000

Morningside College offers one program in acting and Morningside, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux City, IA. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

16. Clarke University

1550 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001-3198
(563) 588-6300

Founded in 1843, Clarke University is a 4-year institution. This school, which is 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Dubuque, IA. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of Iowa. It offers subjects including sports management, forensic nursing, and forensic accounting. This school offers one certificate, one degree at the associates level, 26 bachelors level degrees, four degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level to students. In 2010, 1,255 students pursued degrees from the 28 programs at Clarke. Clarke is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

17. Wartburg College

100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677-0903
(319) 352-8200

Wartburg College offers one program in acting and this school is in town of Waverly, Iowa. Wartburg is a 4-year institution.

18. Northwestern College

101 Seventh St SW
Orange City, IA 51041
(712) 707-7000

Northwestern College, which is very close to Orange City, Iowa, is in a rural setting and NWC offers one program in acting. Northwestern is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

19. Mount Mercy University

1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
(319) 363-8213

Mount Mercy University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1928. This school, which is 1.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. This school offers 44 bachelors level degrees and two masters level degrees to students. In 2010, 1,643 students pursued degrees from the 46 programs at this school. It offers subjects including healthcare management, history, and social work. This liberal arts college is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Board of Trustees. Mount Mercy is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

20. The University of Iowa

101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
(319) 335-3500

The University of Iowa is in the center of Iowa City. This university offers eight programs in acting. More specifically, students are offered two acting certificates by this university, two degrees at the bachelor's level in acting, and four master's level acting degrees. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in acting.

21. Dordt College

498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
(712) 722-6000

Dordt College is located in Sioux Center, IA. This school offers three programs in acting. It offers three bachelor's level degrees in acting to students. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

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