Minnesota contains eleven schools that offer creative writing programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking creative writing school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 creative writing schools in Minnesota, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Macalester College comes out as the most expensive ($22,383/yr), with Metropolitan State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,543/yr.
Creative Writing students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 1,140 employed technical writers earning an average yearly salary of $63,510. Writers and authors in this state earn $57,320/yr and there are 1,740 employed.
Also, within the creative writing schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from creative writing, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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