Fredericksburg, VA has fifteen writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Virginia-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a writing program, has a total student population of 24,355. It is the 16th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Writing students from Fredericksburg 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.
Fredericksburg lies in Fredericksburg county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary.
Of the 15 writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Fredericksburg, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Catholic University of America comes out as the most expensive ($32,122/yr) for writing students, with Northern Virginia Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,953/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fredericksburg|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||43.0 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||49.9 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||52.7 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||52.9 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||54.2 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||58.2 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||62.4 miles|