Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has one creative writing school within its city limits. Butler University has a total student population of 4,505. It is the 172nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about creative writing programs in Indianapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at Butler University such as Dan Barden, and Avantika Rohatgi.
Creative Writing students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 400 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $63,920. Writers and authors in this area earn $42,900/yr and there are 370 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.422 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by writers and authors, and 0.456/1000 are held by technical writers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Butler University ends up costing a student $26,565/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|