Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has four creative writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 25,881. It is the 919th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University). To learn more about creative writing programs in Oklahoma City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus such as Eric Bosse, George Cusack, Ron Haas, Matthias Rudolf, and James (Jim) Zeigler.
Creative Writing students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 150 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $46,060. Writers and authors in this area earn $43,080/yr and there are 170 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.302 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by writers and authors, and 0.263/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 4 creative writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Oklahoma City, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Nazarene University comes out as the most expensive ($15,074/yr) for creative writing students, with University of Central Oklahoma as the lowest, reported at only $11,488/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|