Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has one creative writing school within its city limits. Wichita State University has a total student population of 14,601. It is the 2323rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College). To learn more about creative writing programs in Wichita, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at Wichita State University such as Paul Allenbauch, Brian Davis, and Sadowski.
Creative Writing students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are 400 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $51,140. Writers and authors in this area earn $36,590/yr and there are 70 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.246 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by writers and authors, and 1.347/1000 are held by technical writers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wichita State University ends up costing a student $9,563/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|