Creative Writing in Maine

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Schools Offering Creative Writing Programs in Maine


Around 0.2% of Maine's graduates graduate from creative writing degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 66 creative writers graduate from Maine's 3 creative writing schools.

Top Schools

Colby College, which is located in Waterville, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a creative writing program. It received a ranking of 21st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Colby College graduated 9 students from its creative writing program.

The second-ranked school in Maine that has a creative writing program is University of Southern Maine. University of Southern Maine, which was ranked 45th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. In 2010, 38 students graduated from University of Southern Maine creative writing program. Tuition at University of Southern Maine was $8,538 per year.

University of Maine at Farmington, which is located in Farmington, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a creative writing program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. 19 students graduated with degree in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington in 2010. University of Maine at Farmington charged in-state students $9,022 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Creative writing schools in Maine, charge students an average tuition of $5,853 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $9,022 per year, or as little as $8,538 per year. In 2010, the following Maine creative writing schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Maine at Farmington - located in Farmington, students are charged $9,022 per year
  2. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year

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

  1. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year
  2. University of Maine at Farmington - located in Farmington, students are charged $9,022 per year

A creative writing degree from a Maine school... what next?

A large number of Maine creative writing graduates become creative writers. Maine had 150 creative writers in 2010. The largest populations of Maine creative writers are working in the following counties:

  1. Cumberland County - 80 creative writers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 970 creative writers will be working in Maine state. This would require the number of creative writers to grow by 10%.

Salary

On average, a creative writer earns a salary of $49,280 per year in Maine state. However, this number is only an average. creative writers in Maine had varying salaries from $22,440 to $75,830 per year in 2010. A creative writer in the following Maine counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Cumberland County - $47,030 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maine 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 Maine
  • Master's Degree in Creative Writing in Maine

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,247 miles from location University of Southern Maine Portland ME 54.9323 27% 9,655
5,258 miles from location University of Maine at Farmington Farmington ME 30.7089 41% 2,361
5,233 miles from location Colby College Waterville ME 79.3644 31% 1,838
 

Curious what studying Creative Writing gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Writers and Authors + 150 $49,280 0.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are creative writing related jobs in Maine