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Schools Offering Writing Programs in California
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University of California-Berkeley, which is located in Berkeley, is the top-ranked school in California that has a writing program. It received a ranking of 5th in the country in 2010. 102 students graduated with a degree in writing from University of California-Berkeley in 2010. Tuition at University of California-Berkeley was $10,940 per year.
The second-ranked school in California with a writing program is University of Southern California, which is located in Los Angeles. In 2010, it was ranked 7th nationwide. In 2010, 98 students graduated from University of Southern California writing program. Students at University of Southern California paid $41,022 per year in tuition fees.
University of California-Irvine, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in California that has a writing program. It is located in Irvine. 14 students graduated with degree in writing from University of California-Irvine in 2010. Tuition at University of California-Irvine was $11,232 per year.
Writing schools in California, charge students an average tuition of $15,604 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $41,130 per year, or as little as $644 per year. In 2010, the writing schools that charged the highest tuition rates in California were:
- Pitzer College - located in Claremont, students are charged $41,130 per year
- University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
- Pepperdine University - located in Malibu, students are charged $39,080 per year
The lowest tuition rates at California writing schools were charged at the following schools:
- American River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
- College of the Desert - located in Palm Desert, students are charged $762 per year
- Berkeley City College - located in Berkeley, students are charged $766 per year
A writing degree from a California school... what next?
The highest percentage of writing graduates in California pursue careers as a writer. In 2010, there were 6,060 writers working in California. The following counties have the largest number of California writers:
- Los Angeles County - 3,530 writers
- Marin County - 690 writers
- San Benito County - 260 writers
The government projects that by 2018, the number of writers in the state of California will grow to 24,800. This would require a 9% growth in the profession.
On average, a writer earns a salary of $85,170 per year in California state. However, California writers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,500 per year to more than $165,590 per year in 2010. The following counties in California have the highest average salaries for writers:
- Los Angeles County - $100,060 per year
- Santa Barbara County - $98,440 per year
- Ventura County - $85,090 per year
A writer in the following counties in California make the lowest salaries on average:
- Sonoma County - $52,900 per year
- Riverside County - $52,910 per year
- Fresno County - $56,520 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional California statistics regarding a career in writing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as writing or communications.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Writing in California
- Bachelor's Degree in Writing in California
- Master's Degree in Writing in California
- Doctoral Degree in Writing in California
- Certificate in Writing in California
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|7,805 miles from location||California State University-Fullerton||Fullerton||CA||36.6289||24%||36,262|
|7,948 miles from location||University of California-Berkeley||Berkeley||CA||95.3529||41%||35,830|
|7,820 miles from location||California State University-Long Beach||Long Beach||CA||40.6226||23%||35,557|
|7,883 miles from location||American River College||Sacramento||CA||15.4069||n/a||35,413|
|7,833 miles from location||California State University-Northridge||Northridge||CA||31.9561||27%||35,198|
|7,825 miles from location||University of Southern California||Los Angeles||CA||92.8981||33%||34,824|
|7,781 miles from location||San Diego State University||San Diego||CA||44.1756||28%||32,817|
|7,943 miles from location||San Jose State University||San Jose||CA||32.9649||23%||31,280|
|7,963 miles from location||San Francisco State University||San Francisco||CA||33.6948||18%||30,469|
|7,820 miles from location||Long Beach City College||Long Beach||CA||13.8435||n/a||27,894|
|7,807 miles from location||University of California-Irvine||Irvine||CA||83.2303||22%||27,142|
|7,951 miles from location||De Anza College||Cupertino||CA||24.9068||n/a||25,191|
|7,844 miles from location||California State University-Fresno||Fresno||CA||30.8192||28%||21,500|
|7,817 miles from location||California State University-Los Angeles||Los Angeles||CA||25.7976||14%||20,619|
|7,777 miles from location||Grossmont College||El Cajon||CA||14.8513||n/a||20,335|
|7,773 miles from location||University of California-Riverside||Riverside||CA||70.7777||17%||19,384|
|7,926 miles from location||California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo||San Luis Obispo||CA||42.2202||31%||19,325|
|7,954 miles from location||Foothill College||Los Altos||CA||21.5152||n/a||18,293|
|7,769 miles from location||California State University-San Bernardino||San Bernardino||CA||32.7408||77%||17,852|
|7,881 miles from location||California State University-Chico||Chico||CA||33.2335||21%||16,934|
|7,788 miles from location||National University||La Jolla||CA||19.5062||n/a||15,553|
|7,943 miles from location||California State University-East Bay||Hayward||CA||27.6856||24%||14,749|
|7,725 miles from location||College of the Desert||Palm Desert||CA||11.9919||n/a||10,193|
|7,961 miles from location||University of San Francisco||San Francisco||CA||67.6144||18%||9,008|
|7,959 miles from location||Humboldt State University||Arcata||CA||24.97||16%||7,954|
|7,847 miles from location||Pepperdine University||Malibu||CA||75.691||33%||7,733|
|7,795 miles from location||University of La Verne||La Verne||CA||61.7321||31%||7,482|
|7,949 miles from location||Berkeley City College||Berkeley||CA||14.3092||n/a||6,945|
|7,805 miles from location||Chapman University||Orange||CA||72.3395||30%||6,398|
|7,762 miles from location||University of Redlands||Redlands||CA||30.6584||25%||4,431|
|7,942 miles from location||Saint Marys College of California||Moraga||CA||28.2064||22%||3,636|
|7,792 miles from location||Point Loma Nazarene University||San Diego||CA||32.8387||29%||3,487|
|7,791 miles from location||Claremont Graduate University||Claremont||CA||0.270249||n/a||2,261|
|7,959 miles from location||Dominican University of California||San Rafael||CA||56.4901||18%||2,094|
|7,783 miles from location||La Sierra University||Riverside||CA||20.5713||46%||1,857|
|7,949 miles from location||California College of the Arts||Oakland||CA||23.8644||24%||1,828|
|7,959 miles from location||Notre Dame de Namur University||Belmont||CA||54.6996||15%||1,613|
|7,947 miles from location||Mills College||Oakland||CA||63.7326||19%||1,501|
|7,959 miles from location||California Institute of Integral Studies||San Francisco||CA||0.152875||n/a||1,279|
|7,833 miles from location||Otis College of Art and Design||Los Angeles||CA||58.9185||23%||1,221|
|7,947 miles from location||Holy Names University||Oakland||CA||47.5013||37%||1,135|
|7,791 miles from location||Pitzer College||Claremont||CA||36.8119||31%||1,043|
|7,831 miles from location||Antioch University Los Angeles||Culver City||CA||0.0898838||n/a||752|
|7,812 miles from location||Providence Christian College||Pasadena||CA||n/a||n/a||60|
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Writers and Authors +||6,060||$85,170||25.2%|
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