Las Cruces has a general population of 74,267 and an overall student population of 28,575. Approximately 18,526 of Las Cruces's students are enrolled in schools that offer creative writing programs.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus is the largest creative writing school in Las Cruces, based on student population. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from New Mexico State University-Main Campus with credentials in creative writing.
A reported 10 students graduated with credentials in creative writing in Las Cruces in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,434 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Las Cruces creative writing schools was an average of $27,586 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,032 for creative writing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,338 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,908.
Many creative writing graduates choose to work as creative writers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Las Cruces, your job prospects are not very good. By the year 2018, the number of creative writers is expected to increase by 5% in Las Cruces. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for creative writers.