New Jersey contains four schools that offer creative writing programs. Rutgers University-Newark, the highest-ranking creative writing school in NJ, has a total student population of 11,501 and is the 248th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 creative writing schools in New Jersey, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham comes out as the most expensive ($26,891/yr), with Warren County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,118/yr.
Creative Writing students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 1,540 employed technical writers earning an average yearly salary of $69,360. Writers and authors in this state earn $61,500/yr and there are 1,160 employed.
Also, within the creative writing schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from creative writing, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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