Kalamazoo has a total population of 77,145 and a student population of 38,972. Of these students, 24,576 are enrolled in schools that offer creative writing programs.
The largest creative writing school in Kalamazoo, by student population, is Western Michigan University. In 2010, Western Michigan University graduated approximately 64 students with credentials in creative writing.
A total of 64 students graduated with credentials in creative writing from creative writing schools in Kalamazoo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,298 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Kalamazoo creative writing schools was an average of $31,418 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for creative writing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,784 per year, on average, for room and board at Kalamazoo-based creative writing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,770.
If you plan on staying in Kalamazoo after graduating from creative writing school, you should know that job prospects for creative writers in Kalamazoo, which is the most popular creative writing profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 14 creative writers in Michigan were working in the greater Kalamazoo area. By the year 2018, the number of creative writers is expected to increase by 10% in Kalamazoo. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for creative writers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a creative writer in Kalamazoo is $45,970 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for creative writers.