Creative Writing in Alaska

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Schools Offering Creative Writing Programs in Alaska


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Alaska receive creative writing degrees every year. That means an estimated 15 creative writers graduate from Alaska's 2 creative writing schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alaska with a creative writing program is University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is located in Fairbanks. In 2010, it was ranked 41st nationwide. In 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks graduated 14 students from its creative writing program. University of Alaska Fairbanks charged in-state students $5,358 in tuition fees per year.

University of Alaska Anchorage, which is located in Anchorage, is the second-ranked school in Alaska that has a creative writing program. It received a ranking of 44th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Alaska Anchorage graduated 1 students from its creative writing program. University of Alaska Anchorage charged in-state students $5,186 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Alaska's creative writing schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,272 per year, though tuition can range from $5,358 per year to $5,186 per year. The Alaska creative writing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

The following Alaska creative writing schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year

A creative writing degree from an Alaska school... what next?

A large number of Alaska creative writing graduates become creative writers. In 2010, there were 100 creative writers working in Alaska. The largest populations of Alaska creative writers are working in the following counties:

  1. Anchorage County - 50 creative writers
  2. Aleutians East County - 40 creative writers

Salary

On average, a creative writer earns a salary of $66,550 per year in Alaska state. However, Alaska creative writers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $47,800 per year to more than $100,530 per year in 2010. A creative writer in the following Alaska counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Anchorage County - $76,320 per year
  2. Aleutians East County - $62,410 per year

On average, creative writers earns the least in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Aleutians East County - $62,410 per year
  2. Anchorage County - $76,320 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alaska statistics regarding a career in creative writing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as communications or creative writing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Master's Degree in Creative Writing in Alaska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
 

Curious what studying Creative Writing gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alaska

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Writers and Authors + 100 $66,550 42.9%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are creative writing related jobs in Alaska