Tennessee contains five schools that offer creative writing programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking creative writing school in TN, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 creative writing schools in Tennessee, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vanderbilt University comes out as the most expensive ($20,446/yr), with Nashville State Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,750/yr.
Creative Writing students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 420 employed technical writers earning an average yearly salary of $58,640. Writers and authors in this state earn $41,220/yr and there are 770 employed.
Also, within the creative writing schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from creative writing, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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