Minneapolis, MN (population: 386,751) has two creative writing schools within its city limits. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in the city with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota. To learn more about creative writing programs in Minneapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at University of Minnesota such as Patrick Leonard Bruch Jr, William Bush, Molly Collins, Patricia Fillipi, Nicole Johns, and Mike Mueller.
Creative Writing students from Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 920 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $65,790. Writers and authors in this area earn $61,140/yr and there are 1,360 employed.
Minneapolis lies in Hennepin county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.786 out of every 1000 jobs in Minneapolis are held by writers and authors, and 0.535/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 2 creative writing schools in Minneapolis, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($14,061/yr) for creative writing students, with Minneapolis Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $13,072/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Minneapolis|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||3.9 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||4.5 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||8.3 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||8.4 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||8.6 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||11.1 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||12.0 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||13.6 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||13.9 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||15.4 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||19.3 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||56.1 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||59.9 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||62.2 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||66.2 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||87.8 miles|