Missoula has a total population of 57,053 and a student population of 14,961. Of these students, 14,921 are enrolled in schools that offer creative writing programs.
Missoula's largest creative writing school is The University of Montana. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Montana with credentials in creative writing.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a creative writing degree from one of Missoula's creative writing schools. If you decide to attend one of Missoula's creative writing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,455 per year in instate tuition and $29,889 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a creative writing program in Missoula. And if you live on campus at one of the Missoula-based creative writing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,611 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in creative writing, if you decide to work as a creative writer in Missoula, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 creative writers in Montana were working in the greater Missoula area. The number of creative writers in Missoula is expected to increase by 7% 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 Missoula is $43,320 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for creative writers.