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Acting Schools Site Evaluation

There are a total of 993 acting schools in the US. While all of these schools have websites, 951 acting schools have some social media presence, having accounts on at least one of the three major social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Of the schools that have a social media presence, the greatest number, almost 96% are on Facebook.

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Color

Approximately 65.9% of the 993 acting schools use white as the primary color on their websites. Another 10.4% use grey as the primary color on their websites. Black (6.1%), blue (5.8%) and yellow (5.6%) are other colors commonly used as the primary color on acting school websites.

The colors used on the websites of the largest acting schools in the nation, are as follows:

  1. Arizona State University: grey 34% and white 4.5%
  2. Ohio State University - Main Campus: white 30% and grey 3.4%
  3. University of Central Florida: white 46% and black 1.6%

Font

The largest number, nearly 41.7%, of acting school websites use Arial as the primary font on their websites. Other fonts commonly used on acting school websites include Verdana (23.8%) and Helvetica (8.7%).

The largest acting school's websites use the following fonts:

  1. Arizona State University: Arial
  2. Ohio State University - Main Campus: Helvetica
  3. University of Central Florida: Arial

Social Presence

Exactly 748 acting schools have YouTube channels. These schools each have an average of 239 YouTube channel subscribers. The acting schools with the greatest number of YouTube channel subscribers are:

  1. Yale University: 20,055 subscribers
  2. Carnegie Mellon University: 16,128 subscribers
  3. University of Minnesota - Duluth: 4,518 subscribers

Exactly 844 acting schools have Twitter accounts. These schools each have an average of 1,991 Twitter account followers. The acting schools with the greatest number of Twitter followers are:

  1. Indiana University - Bloomington: 27,945 followers
  2. Arizona State University: 24,295 followers
  3. Yale University: 23,748 followers

Web Metrics

Although all acting schools have websites, only about 19% of these schools actually appear to regularly maintain their sites. This can be deduced from the fact that 81.1% of acting school websites have 3 or more broken links one click away from their homepage. The acting schools with the most number of broken links are:

  1. Creighton University: 7,788 broken links
  2. Northwest Missouri State University: 6,291 broken links
  3. Independence Community College: 6,000 broken links

It is also interesting to evaluate the number of HTML and CSS validation errors on acting school websites to get a sense of the quality of these sites. The acting school websites with the cleanest websites, i.e., least number of HTML and CSS validation errors are:

  1. California Lutheran University: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  2. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  3. Foothill College: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors

The acting school websites with the greatest number of HTML and CSS validation errors include:

  1. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point: 0 HTML validation errors; 1,213 CSS validation errors
  2. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District: 74 HTML validation errors; 841 CSS validation errors
  3. Irvine Valley College: 0 HTML validation errors; 854 CSS validation errors

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