Plano, TX (population: 282,016) 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 Plano, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at Texas Christian University such as Jared Griffin.
Creative Writing students from Plano 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 830 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $68,750. Writers and authors in this area earn $52,390/yr and there are 530 employed.
Plano lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.260 out of every 1000 jobs in Plano are held by writers and authors, and 0.403/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 3 creative writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Plano, 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 Plano|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||19.8 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||29.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||30.3 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||40.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||40.1 miles|