Writing in Maine

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Schools Offering Writing Programs in Maine


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Maine receive writing degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 75 writers graduate from Maine's 5 writing schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Maine that has a writing program is Colby College. Colby College, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Waterville. 9 students graduated with a degree in writing from Colby College in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Maine that has a writing program is University of Maine. University of Maine, which was ranked 34th in the country in 2010, is located in Orono. University of Maine charged in-state students $10,142 in tuition fees per year.

University of Southern Maine, which was ranked 34th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a writing program. It is located in Portland. 38 students graduated with degree in writing from University of Southern Maine in 2010. University of Southern Maine charged in-state students $8,538 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Maine's writing schools ranges from $10,142 per year to $8,538 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,540 per year. The Maine writing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Maine - located in Orono, students are charged $10,142 per year
  2. University of Maine at Farmington - located in Farmington, students are charged $9,022 per year
  3. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Maine 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
  3. University of Maine - located in Orono, students are charged $10,142 per year

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

Most people who graduate from writing school in Maine go on to work as a writer. Maine had 150 writers in 2010. The largest populations of Maine writers are working in the following counties:

  1. Cumberland County - 80 writers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of writers in Maine will grow by 10%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 970 writers working in Maine.

Salary

A writer in Maine makes an average of $49,280 per year. However, this number is only an average. writers in Maine had varying salaries from $22,440 to $75,830 per year in 2010. The counties in Maine with the highest average salary for a writer are:

  1. Cumberland County - $47,030 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Maine statistics regarding a career in writing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as writing or communications.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Writing in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Writing in Maine

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,192 miles from location University of Maine Orono ME 66.3523 36% 11,894
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
5,251 miles from location Bates College Lewiston ME 39.979 37% 1,738
 

Curious what studying 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 writing related jobs in Maine