Decatur has a general population of 18,147 and an overall student population of 27,990. Approximately 868 of Decatur's students are enrolled in schools that offer creative writing programs.
Of the 1 creative writing schools in Decatur, the largest creative writing school, by student population, is Agnes Scott College. In 2010, Agnes Scott College graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in creative writing.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a creative writing degree from one of Decatur's creative writing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,105 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a creative writing program in Decatur. And if you live on campus at one of the Decatur-based creative writing schools, you will have an added expense of $9,850 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many creative writing graduates choose to work as creative writers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Decatur, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,420 creative writers in Georgia, 610 were working in the greater Decatur area. The government projects that the number of creative writers in Decatur will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for creative writers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a creative writer in Decatur is $50,330 per year, which is the same as the average for creative writers state-wide.