Albuquerque has a general population of 448,607 and an overall student population of 58,195. Approximately 27,241 of Albuquerque's students are enrolled in schools that offer creative writing programs.
Albuquerque's largest creative writing school is University of New Mexico-Main Campus. In 2010, University of New Mexico-Main Campus graduated approximately 7 students from its creative writing program.
A total of 7 students graduated with credentials in creative writing from creative writing schools in Albuquerque in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,197 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Albuquerque creative writing schools was an average of $29,350 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $920 for creative writing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,738 per year, on average, for room and board at Albuquerque-based creative writing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,451.
Many creative writing graduates choose to work as creative writers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Albuquerque, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 370 creative writers in New Mexico, 110 were working in the greater Albuquerque area. The government projects that the number of creative writers in Albuquerque will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for creative writers.
As a creative writer in Albuquerque, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,970 per year. This is the same as the average salary for creative writers in the state.