Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has one creative writing school within its city limits. Kansas City Art Institute has a total student population of 690. It is the 3541st highest ranked school in the USA and the 106th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Creative Writing students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 420 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $51,490. Writers and authors in this area earn $58,920/yr and there are 550 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.558 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by writers and authors, and 0.429/1000 are held by technical writers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kansas City Art Institute ends up costing a student $23,883/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|