Milwaukee, WI (population: 606,508) has two creative writing schools within its city limits. Cardinal Stritch University, the highest ranked school in the city with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 6,276. It is the 2813th highest ranked school in the USA and the 44th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison). To learn more about creative writing programs in Milwaukee, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of creative writing professors at Cardinal Stritch University such as Barbara White.
Creative Writing students from Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area alone, there are 280 employed technical writers earning an average salary of $54,750. Writers and authors in this area earn $50,590/yr and there are 400 employed.
Milwaukee lies in Milwaukee county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.491 out of every 1000 jobs in Milwaukee are held by writers and authors, and 0.348/1000 are held by technical writers.
Of the 2 creative writing schools in Milwaukee, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cardinal Stritch University comes out as the most expensive ($20,556/yr) for creative writing students, with Mount Mary College as the lowest, reported at only $14,942/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Milwaukee|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||4.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||54.7 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||60.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||67.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||68.4 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||68.5 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||69.7 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||71.3 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||73.9 miles|