Maine contains three schools that offer creative writing programs. Colby College, the highest-ranking creative writing school in ME, has a total student population of 1,838 and is the 73rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 creative writing schools in Maine, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colby College comes out as the most expensive ($22,745/yr), with University of Maine at Farmington as the lowest recorded at only $13,503/yr.
Creative Writing students from Maine 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 Maine alone, there are 60 employed technical writers earning an average yearly salary of $48,580. Writers and authors in this state earn $51,610/yr and there are 120 employed.
Also, within the creative writing schools in Maine, the average student population is 1,527 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from creative writing, there are 1035 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,742 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,504, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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