College Station, TX (population: 90,406) has four creative writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Creative Writing students from College Station 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.
College Station lies in Brazos county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the College Station-Bryan area has 91,360 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.7% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,620 average annual salary.
Of the 4 creative writing schools with a 100-mile radius of College Station, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at Austin comes out as the most expensive ($14,161/yr) for creative writing students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from College Station|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||40.0 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||57.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||84.9 miles|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||90.8 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||91.3 miles|