New Mexico contains five schools that offer creative writing programs. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking creative writing school in NM, has a total student population of 18,526 and is the 396th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 creative writing schools in New Mexico, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Santa Fe University of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($27,381/yr), with New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology as the lowest recorded at only $7,906/yr.
Creative Writing students from New Mexico 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 Mexico alone, there are 390 employed technical writers earning an average yearly salary of $68,890. Writers and authors in this state earn $53,860/yr and there are 110 employed.
Also, within the creative writing schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from creative writing, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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