North Charleston, SC (population: 99,930) has three creative writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Carolina-Columbia, the highest ranked school in this group with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 28,482. It is the 786th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Creative Writing students from North Charleston 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.
North Charleston lies in Berkeley county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville area has 280,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,630 average annual salary.
Of the 3 creative writing schools with a 100-mile radius of North Charleston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Savannah College of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($30,092/yr) for creative writing students, with Savannah Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $4,782/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Charleston|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||12.2 miles|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||85.7 miles|