Creative Writing in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Creative Writing Programs in New Mexico


Around 0.1% of New Mexico's graduates graduate from creative writing degree programs every year. Thus, New Mexico's 5 creative writing schools put out approximately 42 creative writers each year.

Top Schools

New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a creative writing program. It is located in Las Cruces. In 2010, New Mexico State University-Main Campus graduated 10 students from its creative writing program. New Mexico State University-Main Campus charged in-state students $5,400 in tuition fees per year.

Santa Fe University of Art and Design, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a creative writing program. It is located in Santa Fe. In 2010, Santa Fe University of Art and Design graduated 14 students from its creative writing program. Students at Santa Fe University of Art and Design paid $30,358 per year in tuition fees.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus, which is located in Albuquerque, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a creative writing program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of New Mexico-Main Campus graduated 7 students from its creative writing programs. The tuition rate at University of New Mexico-Main Campus was $5,506 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of New Mexico's creative writing schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $9,066 per year, though tuition can range from $30,358 per year to $1,224 per year. In 2010, the creative writing schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New Mexico were:

  1. Santa Fe University of Art and Design - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $30,358 per year
  2. University of New Mexico-Main Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $5,506 per year
  3. New Mexico State University-Main Campus - located in Las Cruces, students are charged $5,400 per year

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

  1. Santa Fe Community College - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $1,224 per year
  2. Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $2,840 per year
  3. New Mexico State University-Main Campus - located in Las Cruces, students are charged $5,400 per year

A creative writing degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

Most people who graduate from creative writing school in New Mexico go on to work as a creative writer. If you decide to work as a creative writer in New Mexico, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 160 New Mexico creative writers as of 2010. In New Mexico, the largest numbers of creative writers work in the following counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - 110 creative writers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 390 creative writers will be working in New Mexico state. This would require the number of creative writers to grow by 5%.

Salary

A creative writer in New Mexico makes an average of $52,020 per year. But, salaries for creative writers can vary. In 2010, creative writers made as little as less than $40,860 per year or as much as more than $59,600 per year in New Mexico. The counties in New Mexico with the highest average salary for a creative writer are:

  1. Bernalillo County - $52,070 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in creative writing in New Mexico and to compare salaries with various related fields such as communications or creative writing, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Creative Writing in New Mexico
  • Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing in New Mexico
  • Master's Degree in Creative Writing in New Mexico
  • Certificate in Creative Writing in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,163 miles from location University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque NM 31.7802 54% 27,241
7,200 miles from location New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces NM 60.5764 45% 18,526
7,121 miles from location Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe NM 9.04201 n/a 4,630
7,121 miles from location Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Santa Fe NM 30.1809 n/a 350
7,119 miles from location Santa Fe University of Art and Design Santa Fe NM 55.1936 30% 221
 

Curious what studying Creative Writing gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Writers and Authors + 160 $52,020 6.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are creative writing related jobs in New Mexico