Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has one creative writing school within its city limits. University of Nebraska at Omaha has a total student population of 14,620. It is the 2162nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about creative writing programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at University of Nebraska at Omaha such as Art Homer, Margie Lukas, and Miles Waggener.
Creative Writing students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 150 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $54,760. Writers and authors in this area earn $59,920/yr and there are 200 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.448 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by writers and authors, and 0.335/1000 are held by technical writers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska at Omaha ends up costing a student $10,046/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|