Writing in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Writing Programs in Minnesota


Around 0.4% of Minnesota's graduates graduate from writing degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 687 writers graduate from Minnesota's 19 writing schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a writing program is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Minneapolis. 261 students graduated with a degree in writing from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. Students at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities paid $12,288 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a writing program is Macalester College. Macalester College, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, 9 students graduated from Macalester College writing program. Macalester College charged in-state students $40,046 in tuition fees per year.

College of Saint Benedict, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a writing program. It is located in Saint Joseph. In 2010, 59 students graduated from College of Saint Benedict writing program. Tuition at College of Saint Benedict was $32,246 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Minnesota writing school, average tuition will be $17,839 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $4,964 per year to $40,046 per year. The Minnesota writing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Macalester College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $40,046 per year
  2. College of Saint Benedict - located in Saint Joseph, students are charged $32,246 per year
  3. Saint Johns University - located in Collegeville, students are charged $31,576 per year

The writing schools in Minnesota that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. North Hennepin Community College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,964 per year
  2. Normandale Community College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $5,125 per year
  3. Metropolitan State University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $5,923 per year

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

A large number of Minnesota writing graduates become writers. 1,460 writers were working in Minnesota in 2010. The Minnesota counties with the largest populations of writers are:

  1. Anoka County - 1,140 writers
  2. Becker County - 90 writers
  3. Brown County - 60 writers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of writers in the state of Minnesota will grow to 2,500. This would require a 5% growth in the profession.

Salary

A writer in Minnesota makes an average of $56,800 per year. In 2010, however, some Minnesota writers earned as little as less than $15,810 per year or as much as more than $90,570 per year. The counties in Minnesota with the highest average salary for a writer are:

  1. Anoka County - $61,640 per year
  2. Dodge County - $56,650 per year
  3. Benton County - $46,200 per year

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

  1. Big Stone County - $19,730 per year
  2. Brown County - $31,340 per year
  3. Becker County - $42,970 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Minnesota 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Writing in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Writing in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Writing in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Writing in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Writing in Minnesota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Writers and Authors 1,460 $56,800 -26.3%
 

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