Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has three creative writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about creative writing programs in Arlington, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at Texas Christian University such as Jared Griffin.
Creative Writing students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 270 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $57,120. Writers and authors in this area earn $64,410/yr and there are 140 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.161 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by writers and authors, and 0.315/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 3 creative writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Arlington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for creative writing students, with University of North Texas as the lowest, reported at only $10,409/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|