Creative Writing in Oregon

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Schools Offering Creative Writing Programs in Oregon

Around 0.1% of Oregon's graduates graduate from creative writing degree programs every year. Thus, Oregon's 5 creative writing schools put out approximately 117 creative writers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon that has a creative writing program is Linfield College. Linfield College, which was ranked 34th in the country in 2010, is located in Mcminnville. 11 students graduated with a degree in creative writing from Linfield College in 2010. Tuition at Linfield College was $30,604 per year.

University of Oregon, which is located in Eugene, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a creative writing program. It received a ranking of 61st in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Oregon graduated 8 students from its creative writing program. University of Oregon charged in-state students $8,190 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Oregon with a creative writing program is Oregon State University, which is located in Corvallis. In 2010, it was ranked 64th nationwide. In 2010, Oregon State University graduated 10 students from its creative writing programs. Oregon State University charged in-state students $7,115 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Oregon's creative writing schools ranges from $31,702 per year to $7,115 per year. But, the average tuition is $16,948 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Oregon creative writing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pacific University - located in Forest Grove, students are charged $31,702 per year
  2. Linfield College - located in Mcminnville, students are charged $30,604 per year
  3. University of Oregon - located in Eugene, students are charged $8,190 per year

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

  1. Oregon State University - located in Corvallis, students are charged $7,115 per year
  2. Portland State University - located in Portland, students are charged $7,130 per year
  3. University of Oregon - located in Eugene, students are charged $8,190 per year

A creative writing degree from an Oregon school... what next?

The highest percentage of creative writing graduates in Oregon pursue careers as a creative writer. If you decide to work as a creative writer in Oregon, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 540 Oregon creative writers as of 2010. The largest populations of Oregon creative writers are working in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 390 creative writers
  2. Lane County - 70 creative writers
  3. Jackson County - 50 creative writers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 580 creative writers will be working in Oregon state. This would require the number of creative writers to grow by 10%.


On average, a creative writer earns a salary of $55,500 per year in Oregon state. In 2010, however, some Oregon creative writers earned as little as less than $18,360 per year or as much as more than $87,850 per year. The counties in Oregon with the highest average salary for a creative writer are:

  1. Clackamas County - $60,090 per year
  2. Lane County - $59,890 per year
  3. Jackson County - $39,220 per year

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

  1. Jackson County - $39,220 per year
  2. Lane County - $59,890 per year
  3. Clackamas County - $60,090 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Creative Writing in Oregon

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,763 miles from location Portland State University Portland OR 27.0639 52% 27,901
7,822 miles from location University of Oregon Eugene OR 38.7849 33% 22,335
7,817 miles from location Oregon State University Corvallis OR 35.6035 44% 21,950
7,781 miles from location Pacific University Forest Grove OR 27.563 26% 3,198
7,795 miles from location Linfield College Mcminnville OR 66.061 31% 1,678

Curious what studying Creative Writing gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Writers and Authors + 540 $55,500 5.9%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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