Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has two creative writing schools within its city limits. University of Houston, the highest ranked school in the city with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 37,000. It is the 1576th highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about creative writing programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at University of Houston such as Gloria Aguilar Sisneros, Chloe Diepenbrock, Jill Haugen, Robin Mina, Leigh Moore, and Ann Pearson.
Creative Writing students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 840 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $59,600. Writers and authors in this area earn $49,060/yr and there are 500 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.193 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by writers and authors, and 0.327/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 2 creative writing schools in Houston, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Houston-Downtown comes out as the most expensive ($10,655/yr) for creative writing students, with University of Houston as the lowest, reported at only $10,281/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|