Oregon contains four schools that offer creative writing programs. Linfield College, the highest-ranking creative writing school in OR, has a total student population of 1,678 and is the 251st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 creative writing schools in Oregon, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($23,816/yr), with Portland State University as the lowest recorded at only $11,824/yr.
Creative Writing students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 590 employed technical writers earning an average yearly salary of $64,180. Writers and authors in this state earn $50,400/yr and there are 540 employed.
Also, within the creative writing schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from creative writing, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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