Acting in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Acting Programs in Minnesota

Around 0.1% of Minnesota's graduates graduate from acting degree programs every year. That means an estimated 267 actors graduate from Minnesota's 30 acting schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota with a acting program is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. In 2010, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduated 67 students from its acting program. Tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

Carleton College, which is located in Northfield, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a acting program. It received a ranking of 17th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Carleton College graduated 2 students from its acting program. Tuition at Carleton College was $41,304 per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a acting program is Macalester College. Macalester College, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Macalester College acting program. Macalester College charged in-state students $40,046 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Minnesota acting school, average tuition will be $20,108 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $4,551 per year to $41,304 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Minnesota acting schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Carleton College - located in Northfield, students are charged $41,304 per year
  2. Macalester College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $40,046 per year
  3. St. Olaf College - located in Northfield, students are charged $36,800 per year

The following Minnesota acting schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Anoka-Ramsey Community College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,551 per year
  2. Minneapolis Community and Technical College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,974 per year
  3. Riverland Community College - located in Austin, students are charged $5,070 per year

An acting degree from a Minnesota school... what next?

The highest percentage of acting graduates in Minnesota pursue careers as an actor. 460 actors were working in Minnesota in 2010. In Minnesota, the largest numbers of actors work in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 340 actors

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 700 actors will be working in Minnesota state. This would require the number of actors to grow by 9%.


An actor in Minnesota makes an average of $0 per year.

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For more data regarding a career in acting in Minnesota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as art or acting, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Acting in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Acting in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Acting in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Acting in Minnesota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,383 miles from location University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis MN 86.0842 32% 51,659
6,426 miles from location Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud MN 31.3343 45% 18,123
6,423 miles from location Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato MN 31.8355 42% 14,955
6,323 miles from location University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth MN 64.3966 37% 11,664
6,381 miles from location University of St Thomas Saint Paul MN 34.5939 31% 10,851
6,386 miles from location Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis MN 9.36602 n/a 10,618
6,388 miles from location Normandale Community College Minneapolis MN 8.89031 n/a 10,046
6,388 miles from location Anoka-Ramsey Community College Minneapolis MN 9.66731 n/a 9,192
6,306 miles from location Winona State University Winona MN 29.6569 39% 8,657
6,544 miles from location Minnesota State University-Moorhead Moorhead MN 24.7584 47% 7,510
6,375 miles from location Metropolitan State University Saint Paul MN 13.2102 32% 7,354
6,509 miles from location Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall MN 22.5505 35% 6,740
6,309 miles from location Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona MN 27.8242 32% 5,565
6,381 miles from location St. Catherine University Saint Paul MN 28.6143 29% 5,277
6,380 miles from location Hamline University Saint Paul MN 64.7288 24% 5,166
6,379 miles from location Bethel University Saint Paul MN 34.0074 45% 4,361
6,383 miles from location Augsburg College Minneapolis MN 62.9719 38% 4,010
6,375 miles from location Riverland Community College Austin MN 17.69 n/a 3,867
6,382 miles from location St. Olaf College Northfield MN 37.979 35% 3,099
6,380 miles from location Northwestern College Saint Paul MN 29.2202 43% 3,070
6,379 miles from location Concordia University-Saint Paul Saint Paul MN 57.5595 30% 2,816
6,545 miles from location Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead MN 31.2569 32% 2,811
6,421 miles from location Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter MN 36.7798 29% 2,536
6,434 miles from location College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph MN 72.5322 40% 2,105
6,436 miles from location Saint Johns University Collegeville MN 71.6375 41% 2,021
6,381 miles from location Carleton College Northfield MN 83.3944 36% 2,009
6,380 miles from location Macalester College Saint Paul MN 78.5944 27% 1,996
6,511 miles from location University of Minnesota-Morris Morris MN 67.8148 38% 1,705
6,384 miles from location North Central University Minneapolis MN 27.6803 100% 1,243
6,423 miles from location Bethany Lutheran College Mankato MN 25.229 46% 646

Curious what studying Acting gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Minnesota

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Producers and Directors + 1,110 $68,160 22.0%
Actors + 460 n/a -13.2%

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