Writing in Missouri

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Schools Offering Writing Programs in Missouri


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Missouri students graduate with degrees in writing. In other words, every year an estimated 96 writers graduate from Missouri's 14 writing schools.

Top Schools

Stephens College, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a writing program. It is located in Columbia. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Stephens College's writing program. Stephens College charged in-state students $25,400 in tuition fees per year.

Lindenwood University, which is located in Saint Charles, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a writing program. It received a ranking of 43rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 15 students graduated from Lindenwood University writing program. Lindenwood University charged in-state students $13,540 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Missouri that has a writing program is Washington University in St Louis. Washington University in St Louis, which was ranked 53rd in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Louis. 10 students graduated with degree in writing from Washington University in St Louis in 2010. Washington University in St Louis charged in-state students $40,369 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Writing schools in Missouri, charge students an average tuition of $14,473 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $40,369 per year, or as little as $2,490 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Missouri writing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Kansas City Art Institute - located in Kansas City, students are charged $29,866 per year
  3. William Jewell College - located in Liberty, students are charged $28,450 per year

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

  1. Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $2,490 per year
  2. Saint Louis Community College-Meramec - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $2,490 per year
  3. Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $2,490 per year

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

The highest percentage of writing graduates in Missouri pursue careers as a writer. If you decide to work as a writer in Missouri, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 950 Missouri writers as of 2010. The largest populations of Missouri writers are working in the following counties:

  1. Franklin County - 530 writers
  2. Bond County - 460 writers
  3. Christian County - 50 writers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of writers is expected to grow by 5% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,480 writers working in the Missouri then.

Salary

A writer in Missouri earns $53,090 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Missouri writers earned as little as less than $26,410 per year or as much as more than $86,840 per year. The counties in Missouri with the highest average salary for a writer are:

  1. Franklin County - $58,480 per year
  2. Bond County - $54,710 per year
  3. Christian County - $44,730 per year

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

  1. Christian County - $44,730 per year
  2. Bond County - $54,710 per year
  3. Franklin County - $58,480 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Missouri statistics regarding a career in writing and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Missouri
  • Master's Degree in Writing in Missouri
  • Certificate in Writing in Missouri

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Writers and Authors 950 $53,090 -50.8%
 

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