Acting in Ohio

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Schools Offering Acting Programs in Ohio

Around 0.1% of Ohio's graduates graduate from acting degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 466 actors graduate from Ohio's 38 acting schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Ohio with a acting program is Ohio State University-Main Campus, which is located in Columbus. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. In 2010, 59 students graduated from Ohio State University-Main Campus' acting program. Ohio State University-Main Campus charged in-state students $9,420 in tuition fees per year.

Oberlin College, which is located in Oberlin, is the second-ranked school in Ohio that has a acting program. It received a ranking of 19th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Oberlin College acting program. Oberlin College charged in-state students $41,577 in tuition fees per year.

Kenyon College, which was ranked 19th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Ohio that has a acting program. It is located in Gambier. 12 students graduated with degree in acting from Kenyon College in 2010. Tuition at Kenyon College was $40,900 per year.


Acting schools in Ohio, charge students an average tuition of $19,848 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $41,577 per year, or as little as $1,735 per year. The Ohio acting schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Oberlin College - located in Oberlin, students are charged $41,577 per year
  2. Kenyon College - located in Gambier, students are charged $40,900 per year
  3. Denison University - located in Granville, students are charged $38,220 per year

The acting schools in Ohio that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Edison State Community College - located in Piqua, students are charged $3,690 per year
  3. Hocking College - located in Nelsonville, students are charged $3,795 per year

An acting degree from an Ohio school... what next?

Most people who graduate from acting school in Ohio go on to work as an actor. 500 actors were working in Ohio in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Ohio actors:

  1. Delaware County - 320 actors
  2. Dearborn County - 140 actors

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 750 actors will be working in Ohio state. This would require the number of actors to grow by 11%.


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

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Ohio statistics regarding a career in acting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as art or acting.

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,855 miles from location Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus OH 85.5159 49% 55,014
5,931 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati OH 68.9215 36% 31,134
5,783 miles from location University of Akron Main Campus Akron OH 24.4078 n/a 25,959
5,775 miles from location Kent State University at Kent Kent OH 32.7689 39% 25,127
5,895 miles from location University of Toledo Toledo OH 26.8042 n/a 23,064
5,803 miles from location Ohio University-Main Campus Athens OH 73.0214 35% 22,647
5,917 miles from location Sinclair Community College Dayton OH 11.8406 n/a 21,561
5,910 miles from location Wright State University-Main Campus Dayton OH 25.0605 n/a 17,558
5,895 miles from location Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green OH 65.9679 34% 17,309
5,944 miles from location Miami University-Oxford Oxford OH 41.8383 24% 16,884
5,794 miles from location Cleveland State University Cleveland OH 23.1227 40% 16,216
5,738 miles from location Youngstown State University Youngstown OH 22.3377 n/a 14,644
5,916 miles from location University of Dayton Dayton OH 36.9742 19% 10,908
5,791 miles from location Case Western Reserve University Cleveland OH 78.2057 17% 9,738
5,810 miles from location Hocking College Nelsonville OH 14.991 n/a 6,340
5,824 miles from location Ashland University Ashland OH 61.3225 22% 6,300
5,894 miles from location The University of Findlay Findlay OH 60.0247 28% 5,485
5,925 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College Cincinnati OH 8.4508 n/a 4,820
5,802 miles from location Baldwin-Wallace College Berea OH 65.9973 32% 4,388
5,851 miles from location Capital University Columbus OH 62.5694 23% 3,540
5,919 miles from location Edison State Community College Piqua OH 15.7902 n/a 3,519
5,896 miles from location Cedarville University Cedarville OH 68.5434 32% 3,102
5,852 miles from location Otterbein University Westerville OH 61.346 22% 3,063
5,821 miles from location Oberlin College Oberlin OH 80.7081 33% 2,939
5,732 miles from location Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville OH 69.2847 41% 2,725
5,828 miles from location Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon OH 26.4062 48% 2,622
5,829 miles from location Denison University Granville OH 36.983 26% 2,267
5,761 miles from location University of Mount Union Alliance OH 29.0067 33% 2,212
5,788 miles from location Muskingum University New Concord OH 59.092 30% 2,207
5,815 miles from location University of Rio Grande Rio Grande OH 21.2168 n/a 2,096
5,860 miles from location Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware OH 28.3732 18% 1,893
5,803 miles from location The College of Wooster Wooster OH 70.6222 17% 1,853
5,825 miles from location Kenyon College Gambier OH 78.5685 30% 1,633
5,895 miles from location Wilmington College Wilmington OH 22.4052 20% 1,602
5,769 miles from location Marietta College Marietta OH 26.1288 20% 1,597
5,912 miles from location Ohio State University-Lima Campus Lima OH 16.0342 n/a 1,508
5,869 miles from location Heidelberg University Tiffin OH 56.9564 25% 1,478
5,766 miles from location Hiram College Hiram OH 30.4986 28% 1,395

Curious what studying Acting gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Producers and Directors + 1,320 $57,130 -0.8%
Actors + 500 n/a 2.0%

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