Dallas has a total population of 1,188,580 and a student population of 77,870. Of these students, 10,891 are enrolled in schools that offer creative writing programs.
Dallas's largest creative writing school is Southern Methodist University. In 2010, approximately 7 students graduated from the Creative Writing program at Southern Methodist University.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a creative writing degree in Dallas. In 2009 tuition at creative writing schools in Dallas was $35,160 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for creative writing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,360 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Dallas, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,130 creative writers in Texas, 520 were working in the greater Dallas area. By the year 2018, the number of creative writers is expected to increase by 22% in Dallas. 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 Dallas is $51,850 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for creative writers.