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Schools Offering Writing Programs in Maryland


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Maryland graduates receive degrees in writing. Thus, Maryland's 6 writing schools put out approximately 145 writers each year.

Top Schools

Johns Hopkins University, which is located in Baltimore, is the top-ranked school in Maryland that has a writing program. It received a ranking of 12th in the country in 2010. 99 students graduated with a degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2010. Students at Johns Hopkins University paid $40,680 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Maryland that has a writing program is Towson University. Towson University, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Baltimore. In 2010, Towson University graduated 13 students from its writing program. Tuition at Towson University was $7,656 per year.

University of Maryland-College Park, which is located in College Park, is the third-ranked school in Maryland that has a writing program. It received a ranking of 52nd in the country in 2010. 7 students graduated with degree in writing from University of Maryland-College Park in 2010. Students at University of Maryland-College Park paid $8,416 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Maryland writing school, average tuition will be $17,951 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $4,272 per year to $40,680 per year. In 2010, the following Maryland writing schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Johns Hopkins University - located in Baltimore, students are charged $40,680 per year
  2. Loyola University Maryland - located in Baltimore, students are charged $39,350 per year
  3. University of Maryland-College Park - located in College Park, students are charged $8,416 per year

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

  1. Montgomery College - located in Rockville, students are charged $4,272 per year
  2. University of Baltimore - located in Baltimore, students are charged $7,330 per year
  3. Towson University - located in Baltimore, students are charged $7,656 per year

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

Most people who graduate from writing school in Maryland go on to work as a writer. If you decide to work as a writer in Maryland, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 790 Maryland writers as of 2010. The Maryland counties with the largest populations of writers are:

  1. Anne Arundel County - 360 writers
  2. Frederick County - 290 writers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of writers in the state of Maryland will grow to 3,250. This would require a 4% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, a writer earns a salary of $68,540 per year in Maryland state. However, Maryland writers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $36,020 per year to more than $109,820 per year in 2010. The counties in Maryland with the highest average salary for a writer are:

  1. Frederick County - $73,210 per year
  2. Anne Arundel County - $65,610 per year

The Maryland counties with the lowest average salary for writers are:

  1. Anne Arundel County - $65,610 per year
  2. Frederick County - $73,210 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Maryland 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 Maryland
  • Master's Degree in Writing in Maryland
  • Certificate in Writing in Maryland

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,525 miles from location University of Maryland-College Park College Park MD 48.1353 35% 37,195
5,538 miles from location Montgomery College Rockville MD 13.6352 n/a 26,147
5,512 miles from location Towson University Baltimore MD 72.2527 25% 21,177
5,512 miles from location Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD 88.1701 31% 20,383
5,511 miles from location University of Baltimore Baltimore MD 41.492 42% 6,265
5,512 miles from location Loyola University Maryland Baltimore MD 36.4277 16% 6,067
 

Curious what studying Writing gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Writers and Authors + 790 $68,540 2.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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