Framingham, MA (population: 64,549) has twenty-seven writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Brown University, the highest ranked school in this group with a writing program, has a total student population of 8,574. It is the 9th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Rhode Island. To learn more about writing programs in Framingham, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of writing professors at Brown University such as Brian Evenson, Michael Gizzi, Michael Harper, Selma Moss-Ward, and Peter Gale Nelson.
Writing students from Framingham 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.
Framingham lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Framingham NECTA area has 157,230 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $27.72/hr average worker wage, and a $57,660 average annual salary.
Of the 27 writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Framingham, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for writing students, with Rhode Island College as the lowest, reported at only $7,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Framingham|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||13.7 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||24.2 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||31.1 miles|