Visual and Performing Arts Degrees
Degrees Awarded per 100,000 Population
United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies
Data are from the Americans for the Arts Local Index. Arts Donation data represents the share of all households that donate to arts and culture organizations, including public broadcasting. 2011 data was collected in 2009-2011, and 2014 data was collected in 2012-2014 by Scarborough Research. Consumer Expenditure data represents a per capita estimate of dollars to be spent in 2015 by county residents on admissions to entertainment venues – theatres, concert halls, clubs, arenas, outdoor amphitheaters, and stadiums. These estimates combine the most recent Consumer Expenditure Survey data with an annual modeling of spending patterns. Data for the share of adults attending movies was obtained by Scarborough Research through a survey. 2011 data were collected in 2009-2011, and 2014 data were collected in 2012-2014. Data includes those surveyed who saw a movie within the prior three months. The U.S. Average for the share of adults attending movies included approximately 500 counties. The number of visual and performing arts degrees awarded include associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Data was obtained by Americans for the Arts from the United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. 2005 data were collected between 2002 and 2005, 2009 data were collected in 2006-2009, and 2013 data were collected in 2010-2013.
Note: 2005 data were collected between 2002 and 2005, 2009 data were collected in 2006-2009, and 2013 data were collected in 2010-2013.