Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has ten business writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Oklahoma Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a business writing program, has a total student population of 2,171. It is the 351st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University). To learn more about business writing programs in Oklahoma City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of business writing professors at Oklahoma Christian University such as Jana Cook, Kristi Forhan, Bill Goad, Marilyn Lewis, Kimberly Merritt, and Joseph Paul.
Business Writing students from Oklahoma City schools who go on to become business writers, legal writing professors, copy editors, copywriters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 43,390 people working as writers and authors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,560. Also, Public relations specialists make on average $59,370 per year and there are about 242,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Oklahoma City area alone, there are 680 employed public relations specialists earning an average salary of $47,020. Writers and authors in this area earn $43,080/yr and there are 170 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.302 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by writers and authors, and 1.209/1000 are held by public relations specialists.
Of the 10 business writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Oklahoma City, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oral Roberts University comes out as the most expensive ($18,078/yr) for business writing students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|