San Diego, CA (population: 1,309,749) has three creative writing schools within its city limits. San Diego State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 32,817. It is the 706th highest ranked school in the USA and the 44th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about creative writing programs in San Diego, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at San Diego State University such as Veronica Andrews, Linn Bekins, Micah Berger, Tabetha Bissegger, Suzanne Bordelon, and Dawn Brown.
Creative Writing students from San Diego 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 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area alone, there are 780 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $80,370. Writers and authors in this area earn $*/yr and there are 350 employed.
San Diego lies in San Diego county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area has 1,279,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,860 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in San Diego are held by writers and authors, and 1/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 3 creative writing schools in San Diego, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Point Loma Nazarene University comes out as the most expensive ($26,131/yr) for creative writing students, with San Diego State University as the lowest, reported at only $7,762/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Diego|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||13.7 miles|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||22.9 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||59.4 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||60.4 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||62.7 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||62.7 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||62.9 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||69.6 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||74.3 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||77.3 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||77.9 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||80.8 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||82.2 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||83.1 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||87.6 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||89.8 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||91.0 miles|