Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has three creative writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Arkansas Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 19,849. It is the 1075th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University). To learn more about creative writing programs in Tulsa, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at University of Arkansas Main Campus such as Andy Albertson, Keely Kotnik, Sullivan, and Jim Swartz.
Creative Writing students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 120 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $40,450. Writers and authors in this area earn $43,100/yr and there are 190 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.454 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by writers and authors, and 0.287/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 3 creative writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Tulsa, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($12,887/yr) for creative writing students, with University of Arkansas Main Campus as the lowest, reported at only $10,892/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|