Creative Writing in Iowa

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Schools Offering Creative Writing Programs in Iowa


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Iowa receive creative writing degrees every year. That means an estimated 12 creative writers graduate from Iowa's 5 creative writing schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Iowa that has a creative writing program is Coe College. Coe College, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Cedar Rapids. In 2010, no students graduated from Coe College's creative writing program. Tuition at Coe College was $30,860 per year.

Iowa State University, which was ranked 60th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Iowa that has a creative writing program. It is located in Ames. In 2010, Iowa State University graduated 6 students from its creative writing program. Iowa State University charged in-state students $6,997 in tuition fees per year.

Loras College, which was ranked 60th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Iowa that has a creative writing program. It is located in Dubuque. Loras College charged in-state students $26,275 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Iowa's creative writing schools ranges from $30,860 per year to $6,997 per year. But, the average tuition is $21,244 per year. In 2010, the following Iowa creative writing schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Coe College - located in Cedar Rapids, students are charged $30,860 per year
  2. Loras College - located in Dubuque, students are charged $26,275 per year
  3. Northwestern College - located in Orange City, students are charged $23,330 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Iowa creative writing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Iowa State University - located in Ames, students are charged $6,997 per year
  2. Waldorf College - located in Forest City, students are charged $18,760 per year
  3. Northwestern College - located in Orange City, students are charged $23,330 per year

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

A large number of Iowa creative writing graduates become creative writers. In 2010, there were 300 creative writers working in Iowa. The largest populations of Iowa creative writers are working in the following counties:

  1. Dallas County - 80 creative writers
  2. Appanoose County - 40 creative writers
  3. Black Hawk County - 40 creative writers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of creative writers is expected to grow by 15% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,820 creative writers working in the Iowa then.

Salary

A creative writer in Iowa makes an average of $45,140 per year. However, Iowa creative writers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,630 per year to more than $96,300 per year in 2010. The following counties in Iowa have the highest average salaries for creative writers:

  1. Dallas County - $55,520 per year
  2. Black Hawk County - $52,010 per year
  3. Allamakee County - $33,260 per year

The following counties in Iowa have the lowest average salaries for creative writers:

  1. Appanoose County - $32,730 per year
  2. Allamakee County - $33,260 per year
  3. Black Hawk County - $52,010 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Iowa 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing in Iowa
  • Master's Degree in Creative Writing in Iowa

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,411 miles from location Iowa State University Ames IA 40.2518 42% 27,945
6,260 miles from location Loras College Dubuque IA 30.0342 18% 1,567
6,310 miles from location Coe College Cedar Rapids IA 66.8447 24% 1,300
6,531 miles from location Northwestern College Orange City IA 27.8622 33% 1,206
6,408 miles from location Waldorf College Forest City IA 22.1307 35% 558
 

Curious what studying Creative Writing gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Writers and Authors + 300 $45,140 -47.4%
 

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