Alaska contains two schools that offer creative writing programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking creative writing school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 creative writing schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with University of Alaska Fairbanks as the lowest recorded at only $11,713/yr.
Creative Writing students from Alaska schools who go on to become creative writers, writers, storytellers, freelances, 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, Technical writers make on average $65,610 per year and there are about 46,270 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 90 employed technical writers earning an average yearly salary of $62,070. Writers and authors in this state earn $69,860/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the creative writing schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from creative writing, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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