Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has one creative writing school within its city limits. Austin Community College District has a total student population of 40,248. It is the 5261st highest ranked school in the USA and the 297th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about creative writing programs in Austin, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at Austin Community College District such as Frank Cronion, Roy (Luke) Garza, Deanna Johnson, Robert Klau, Laura Ore, and Raena Wharton.
Creative Writing students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 570 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $56,800. Writers and authors in this area earn $68,920/yr and there are 550 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.713 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by writers and authors, and 0.739/1000 are held by technical writers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Austin Community College District ends up costing a student $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|