Port Charlotte, FL (population: 49,392) has four creative writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 40,022. It is the 138th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about creative writing programs in Port Charlotte, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at University of South Florida such as Danita Berg, Keya Mukherjee, and John Van Dyke.
Creative Writing students from Port Charlotte 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.
Port Charlotte lies in Charlotte county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Punta Gorda area has 38,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,770 average annual salary.
Of the 4 creative writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Port Charlotte, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eckerd College comes out as the most expensive ($31,359/yr) for creative writing students, with University of South Florida as the lowest, reported at only $11,421/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Port Charlotte|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||6.4 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||23.7 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||25.1 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||29.6 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||49.1 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||62.4 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||70.6 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||93.6 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||94.4 miles|