San Francisco, CA (population: 817,411) has three writing schools within its city limits. University of San Francisco, the highest ranked school in the city with a writing program, has a total student population of 9,008. It is the 221st highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about writing programs in San Francisco, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of writing professors at University of San Francisco such as Mary Backnor-Smartt, Rob Baedeker, A Balter, Harilaos Costarides, Robb Erskine, and Fran Ferrante.
Writing students from San Francisco schools who go on to become writers, reporters, journalists, technical writers, 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, Gaming and sports book writers and runners make on average $23,460 per year and there are about 14,790 of them employed in the US today.
San Francisco lies in San Francisco county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area has 982,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $30/hr average worker wage, and a $61,940 average annual salary.
Of the 3 writing schools in San Francisco, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of San Francisco comes out as the most expensive ($23,821/yr) for writing students, with San Francisco State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,744/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Francisco|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||7.8 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||16.4 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||16.9 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||21.7 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||24.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||26.3 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||38.2 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||46.3 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||59.8 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||73.4 miles|