Newark has a total population of 273,546 and a student population of 40,840. Of these students, 11,501 are enrolled in schools that offer creative writing programs.
Newark's largest creative writing school is Rutgers University-Newark. In 2010, Rutgers University-Newark graduated approximately 19 students from its creative writing program.
A total of 19 students graduated with credentials in creative writing from creative writing schools in Newark in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Newark's creative writing schools was $26,345 per year for instate students and $36,977 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,431 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a creative writing program in Newark. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,155 per year, on average, for room and board at Newark-based creative writing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,689.
After graduating with your credentials in creative writing, if you decide to work as a creative writer in Newark, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,200 creative writers in New Jersey, 330 were working in the greater Newark area. The number of creative writers in Newark is expected to decrease by -2% 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 Newark is $52,100 per year, which is lower than the average for creative writers state-wide.