Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has one creative writing school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Florida has a total student population of 50,691. It is the 615th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about creative writing programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at University of Florida such as Eric Bliman, John Carmichael, Janel Cayer, James Davis, Tamar Ditzian, and Tre Easterly.
Creative Writing students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 90 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $52,820. Writers and authors in this area earn $45,100/yr and there are 130 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by writers and authors, and 0/1000 are held by technical writers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Florida ends up costing a student $10,101/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|