Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has one creative writing school within its city limits. Spalding University has a total student population of 2,069. It is the 1973rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Creative Writing students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are ** employed technical writers earning an average salary of $52,150. Writers and authors in this area earn $41,800/yr and there are 90 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.155 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by writers and authors, and **/1000 are held by technical writers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Spalding University ends up costing a student $22,380/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|