Illinois contains twelve schools that offer creative writing programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking creative writing school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 creative writing schools in Illinois, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, School of the Art Institute of Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($38,965/yr), with College of Lake County as the lowest recorded at only $4,374/yr.
Creative Writing students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 1,350 employed technical writers earning an average yearly salary of $63,500. Writers and authors in this state earn $62,990/yr and there are 1,720 employed.
Also, within the creative writing schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from creative writing, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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