Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has two technical writing schools within its city limits. Capital University, the highest ranked school in the city with a technical writing program, has a total student population of 3,540. It is the 337th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Technical Writing students from Columbus schools who go on to become technical writers, business writers, writers, creative writers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 46,270 people working as technical writers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,610. Also, Writers and authors make on average $64,560 per year and there are about 43,390 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Columbus area alone, there are 150 employed writers and authors earning an average salary of $56,060. Technical writers in this area earn $70,690/yr and there are 300 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.330 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by technical writers, and 0.170/1000 are held by writers and authors.
Of the 2 technical writing schools in Columbus, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Capital University comes out as the most expensive ($21,441/yr) for technical writing students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|