Detroit, MI (population: 901,160) has sixteen creative writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Michigan State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 47,071. It is the 45th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about creative writing programs in Detroit, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at Michigan State University such as Meghan Bacino, Ilana Blumberg, Stuart Blythe, Kathleen Bracken, Nancy Bunge, and Deborah Carmichael.
Creative Writing students from Detroit 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 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area alone, there are 270 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $62,170. Writers and authors in this area earn $51,090/yr and there are 120 employed.
Detroit lies in Wayne county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area has 705,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $22.55/hr average worker wage, and a $46,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.170 out of every 1000 jobs in Detroit are held by writers and authors, and 0.386/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 16 creative writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Detroit, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oberlin College comes out as the most expensive ($30,433/yr) for creative writing students, with Owens Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,571/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Detroit|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||7.3 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||9.3 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||9.4 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||13.1 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||14.3 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||16.2 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||16.3 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||17.0 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||19.4 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||20.3 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||22.3 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||33.0 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||53.4 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||74.6 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||75.3 miles|