Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has seventeen creative writing schools within a 2500-mile radius of its city center. University of San Francisco, the highest ranked school in this group with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 9,008. It is the 221st highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about creative writing programs in Honolulu, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at University of San Francisco such as Mary Backnor-Smartt, Rob Baedeker, A Balter, Harilaos Costarides, Robb Erskine, and Fran Ferrante.
Creative Writing students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are ** employed technical writers earning an average salary of $36,030. Writers and authors in this area earn $56,260/yr and there are 130 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by writers and authors, and **/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 17 creative writing schools with a 2500-mile radius of Honolulu, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California College of the Arts comes out as the most expensive ($30,933/yr) for creative writing students, with De Anza College as the lowest, reported at only $3,899/yr.