If you are interested in pursuing creative writing, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 creative writing schools in Austin, Texas. With an overall population of 656,562 and a student population of 105,227, approximately 91,243 of Austin students attend one of Austin's schools that offer creative writing programs.
The largest creative writing school in Austin, by student population, is The University of Texas at Austin. In 2010, The University of Texas at Austin graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in creative writing.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a creative writing degree from one of Austin's creative writing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Austin's creative writing schools was $22,874 per year for instate students and $43,950 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $980 for creative writing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,602 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,242.
Many creative writing graduates choose to work as creative writers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Austin, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 creative writers in Texas were working in the greater Austin area. By the year 2018, the number of creative writers is expected to increase by 22% in Austin. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for creative writers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a creative writer in Austin is $62,470 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for creative writers.