San Marcos has a general population of 34,733 and an overall student population of 30,803. Approximately 30,803 of San Marcos's students are enrolled in schools that offer creative writing programs.
Texas State University-San Marcos is the largest creative writing school in San Marcos, based on student population. Approximately 19 students graduated in 2010 from Texas State University-San Marcos with credentials in creative writing.
A total of 19 students graduated with credentials in creative writing from creative writing schools in San Marcos in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at San Marcos's creative writing schools was $18,148 per year for instate students and $24,796 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,050 for creative writing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the San Marcos-based creative writing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,392 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,278.
If you plan on staying in San Marcos after graduating from creative writing school, you should know that job prospects for creative writers in San Marcos, which is the most popular creative writing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 8,130 creative writers in Texas, 470 were working in the greater San Marcos area. The government projects that the number of creative writers in San Marcos will increase by 22% by the year 2018. 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 San Marcos is $62,470 per year, which is higher than the average for creative writers state-wide.