Drama & Theater Arts at Vassar College

Drama & Theater Arts at Vassar College

The Drama & Theater Arts major is part of the visual & performing arts program at Vassar College.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. We've also included details on how Vassar ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in theater.

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Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available at Vassar

Vassar Theater Rankings

Vassar is in the top 10% of the country for theater. More specifically it was ranked #41 out of 606 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #7 in New York.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts 27
Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 40
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts 106
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts 538

Popularity of Theater at Vassar

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Vassar College handed out 32 bachelor's degrees in drama and theater arts. Due to this, the school was ranked #128 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 19% over the previous year when 27 degrees were handed out.

How Much Do Theater Graduates from Vassar Make?

Salary of Theater Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at Vassar is $24,000. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is higher than the national average of $20,100 for all theater bachelor's degree recipients.


How Much Student Debt Do Theater Graduates from Vassar Have?

Student Debt of Theater Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at Vassar, theater students borrow a median amount of $17,000 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all theater bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $24,250.


The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the theater program at Vassar is $176 per month.

Vassar Theater Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the theater majors at Vassar College.

Vassar Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

Of the 32 theater students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2019-2020 from Vassar, about 47% were men and 53% were women.


The majority of the students with this major are white. About 75% of 2020 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor's in theater.

Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 24
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 4

Related Major Annual Graduates
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 19
Fine & Studio Arts 17
Music 11

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