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Schools Offering Acting Programs in Michigan

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Michigan receive acting degrees every year. Thus, Michigan's 35 acting schools put out approximately 333 actors each year.

Top Schools

Michigan State University, which was ranked 16th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Michigan that has a acting program. It is located in East Lansing. 21 students graduated with a degree in acting from Michigan State University in 2010. Students at Michigan State University paid $11,152 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Michigan that has a acting program is Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo College, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Kalamazoo. 6 students graduated with degree in acting from Kalamazoo College in 2010. Kalamazoo College charged in-state students $34,417 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Michigan with a acting program is Michigan Technological University, which is located in Houghton. In 2010, it was ranked 29th nationwide. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Michigan Technological University acting program. The tuition rate at Michigan Technological University was $12,017 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Michigan's acting schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,703 per year, though tuition can range from $34,417 per year to $2,104 per year. In 2010, the following Michigan acting schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Kalamazoo College - located in Kalamazoo, students are charged $34,417 per year
  2. Albion College - located in Albion, students are charged $31,186 per year
  3. University of Detroit Mercy - located in Detroit, students are charged $30,660 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Michigan acting schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Henry Ford Community College - located in Dearborn, students are charged $2,104 per year
  2. Oakland Community College - located in Bloomfield Hills, students are charged $2,106 per year
  3. Mid Michigan Community College - located in Harrison, students are charged $2,156 per year

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

A large number of Michigan acting graduates become actors. If you decide to work as an actor in Michigan, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 140 Michigan actors as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Michigan actors:

  1. Wayne County - 60 actors

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of actors in the state of Michigan will grow to 620. This would require a 9% growth in the profession.


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

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Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Michigan 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 Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree in Acting in Michigan
  • Master's Degree in Acting in Michigan
  • Doctoral Degree in Acting in Michigan
  • Certificate in Acting in Michigan

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Curious what studying Acting gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Producers and Directors 1,480 $66,080 1.4%
Actors 140 n/a

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