Houston has a general population of 1,953,631 and an overall student population of 156,252. Approximately 37,000 of Houston's students are enrolled in schools that offer creative writing programs.
Houston's largest creative writing school is University of Houston. In 2010, University of Houston graduated approximately 74 students with credentials in creative writing.
A reported 74 students graduated with credentials in creative writing in Houston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,059 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Houston creative writing schools was an average of $25,707 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for creative writing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,204 per year, on average, for room and board at Houston-based creative writing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,143.
If you decide to work as a creative writer in Houston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,130 creative writers in Texas, 460 were working in the greater Houston area. Houston's creative writer workforce is projected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for creative writers.
As a creative writer in Houston, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,680 per year. This is lower than the average salary for creative writers in the state.