Virginia contains eleven schools that offer creative writing programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking creative writing school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 creative writing schools in Virginia, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sweet Briar College comes out as the most expensive ($26,047/yr), with Dabney S Lancaster Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,009/yr.
Creative Writing students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 2,590 employed technical writers earning an average yearly salary of $71,720. Writers and authors in this state earn $65,650/yr and there are 1,460 employed.
Also, within the creative writing schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from creative writing, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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