Lafayette, LA (population: 113,767) has two creative writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 28,643. It is the 121st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Creative Writing students from Lafayette 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.
Lafayette lies in Lafayette county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Lafayette area has 146,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $17.45/hr average worker wage, and a $36,300 average annual salary.
Of the 2 creative writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Lafayette, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College comes out as the most expensive ($10,923/yr) for creative writing students, with McNeese State University as the lowest, reported at only $6,831/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lafayette|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||56.0 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||61.1 miles|
|Lake Charles||LA||71,903||5||21.6002||139||69.9 miles|