Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two creative writing schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about creative writing programs in Tucson, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at University of Arizona such as Caroline Batten, Elizabeth Evans, Bob Houston, Cheryl Lockhart, Steve Orlen, and Lily Tolhurst.
Creative Writing students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are 140 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $58,730. Writers and authors in this area earn $53,190/yr and there are 80 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by writers and authors, and 0/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 2 creative writing schools in Tucson, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arizona comes out as the most expensive ($11,728/yr) for creative writing students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|