Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has four creative writing schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about creative writing programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at Boston University such as Jennifer Airey, Ingrid Anderson, Peter Anderson, Seth Archer, Nelina Backman, and Susan Barba.
Creative Writing students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 1,550 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $80,300. Writers and authors in this area earn $64,110/yr and there are 590 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.351 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by writers and authors, and 0.918/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 4 creative writing schools in Boston, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for creative writing students, with Emerson College as the lowest, reported at only $27,908/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|