Edison, NJ (population: 100,524) has thirty-seven creative writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Columbia University in the City of New York, the highest ranked school in this group with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 24,230. It is the 4th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New York. To learn more about creative writing programs in Edison, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at Columbia University in the City of New York such as Nicholas Christopher, P Conti, Raymond Kennedy, and Gordon Sauer.
Creative Writing students from Edison 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 Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area alone, there are 510 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $66,090. Writers and authors in this area earn $*/yr and there are 260 employed.
Edison lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area has 981,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $24.21/hr average worker wage, and a $50,350 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.261 out of every 1000 jobs in Edison are held by writers and authors, and 0.520/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 37 creative writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Edison, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The New School comes out as the most expensive ($39,004/yr) for creative writing students, with Warren County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,118/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Edison|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||5.0 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||5.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||7.4 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||12.2 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||16.2 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||18.9 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||20.5 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||20.7 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||24.6 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||25.3 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||26.4 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||26.5 miles|