Taunton, MA (population: 55,679) has twenty-four creative writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Brown University, the highest ranked school in this group with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 8,574. It is the 9th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Rhode Island. To learn more about creative writing programs in Taunton, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at Brown University such as Brian Evenson, Michael Gizzi, Michael Harper, Selma Moss-Ward, and Peter Gale Nelson.
Creative Writing students from Taunton 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.
Taunton lies in Bristol county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Taunton-Norton-Raynham NECTA area has 45,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $21.48/hr average worker wage, and a $44,680 average annual salary.
Of the 24 creative writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Taunton, only 8 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 Rhode Island College as the lowest, reported at only $7,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Taunton|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||13.2 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||15.5 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||18.3 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||19.1 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||30.1 miles|
|West Barnstable||MA||-||1||8.73914||72||39.3 miles|