Madison has a total population of 208,054 and a student population of 78,603. Of these students, 41,654 are enrolled in schools that offer creative writing programs.
University of Wisconsin-Madison is the largest creative writing school in Madison, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 7 students graduated from the Creative Writing program at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a creative writing degree from one of Madison's creative writing schools. If you decide to attend one of Madison's creative writing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,187 per year in instate tuition and $34,936 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,040 for creative writing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,157 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,860.
If you plan on staying in Madison after graduating from creative writing school, you should know that job prospects for creative writers in Madison, which is the most popular creative writing profession, are average. There were 3,480 creative writers working in Wisconsin and 140 working in the greater Madison area in 2010. Madison's creative writer workforce is projected to increase by 11% 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 Madison is $53,570 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for creative writers.