Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has one creative writing school within its city limits. Queens University of Charlotte has a total student population of 2,568. It is the 407th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Creative Writing students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 210 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $60,120. Writers and authors in this area earn $48,260/yr and there are 170 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.199 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by writers and authors, and 0.246/1000 are held by technical writers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Queens University of Charlotte ends up costing a student $18,275/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|