Here's how we ranked the "TOP 10 UNDER 10" musical theatre programs:
1. Focused only on musical theatre alumni from BFA/BM/BA programs across the country.
2. Focused only on alumni in graduating classes since 2008.
3. Focused on alumni working on Broadway, in National Tours, and in Television and Film.
4. Pulled research from Playbill, each program's websites, and online records and articles noting alumni successes.
*Please note: This is only one way to rank musical theatre programs, and is not a definitive ranking. Additionally, some schools (such as Juilliard, Yale, Northwestern, and UNCSA) do not have musical theatre degree programs and thus have been omitted from this article.