Valparaiso has a total population of 27,428 and a student population of 4,144. Of these students, 4,065 are enrolled in schools that offer creative writing programs.
The largest creative writing school in Valparaiso, by student population, is Valparaiso University. In 2010, Valparaiso University graduated approximately 4 students from its creative writing program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a creative writing degree from one of Valparaiso's creative writing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,320 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a creative writing program in Valparaiso. And if you live on campus at one of the Valparaiso-based creative writing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,960 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,160.
Many creative writing graduates choose to work as creative writers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Valparaiso, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 2,170 creative writers in Indiana. Of these creative writers, 60 were working in the greater Valparaiso area. Valparaiso's creative writer workforce is projected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for creative writers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a creative writer in Valparaiso is $18,720 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for creative writers.
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