North Carolina contains nine schools that offer creative writing programs. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the highest-ranking creative writing school in NC, has a total student population of 33,819 and is the 70th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 creative writing schools in North Carolina, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Warren Wilson College comes out as the most expensive ($24,057/yr), with University of North Carolina at Greensboro as the lowest recorded at only $6,012/yr.
Creative Writing students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 1,030 employed technical writers earning an average yearly salary of $65,100. Writers and authors in this state earn $52,650/yr and there are 780 employed.
Also, within the creative writing schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from creative writing, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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