Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has two creative writing schools within its city limits. Johns Hopkins University, the highest ranked school in the city with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 20,383. It is the 19th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Maryland.
Creative Writing students from Baltimore 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 820 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $67,050. Writers and authors in this area earn $61,890/yr and there are 470 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.373 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by writers and authors, and 0.653/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 2 creative writing schools in Baltimore, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola College in Maryland comes out as the most expensive ($26,122/yr) for creative writing students, with Johns Hopkins University as the lowest, reported at only $25,509/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|