Creative Writing in Washington State

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Schools Offering Creative Writing Programs in Washington State


Each year, approximately 0.2% of Washington State graduates receive degrees in creative writing. Thus, Washington State's 6 creative writing schools put out approximately 275 creative writers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State with a creative writing program is University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is located in Seattle. In 2010, it was ranked 13th nationwide. 72 students graduated with a degree in creative writing from University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $8,701 per year.

Western Washington University, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a creative writing program. It is located in Bellingham. In 2010, 102 students graduated from Western Washington University creative writing program. Students at Western Washington University paid $6,858 per year in tuition fees.

Seattle University, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a creative writing program. It is located in Seattle. In 2010, 37 students graduated from Seattle University creative writing program. The tuition rate at Seattle University was $30,825 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Washington State's creative writing schools ranges from $30,825 per year to $6,622 per year. But, the average tuition is $18,529 per year. In 2010, the creative writing schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Washington State were:

  1. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year
  2. Pacific Lutheran University - located in Tacoma, students are charged $29,200 per year
  3. Seattle Pacific University - located in Seattle, students are charged $28,965 per year

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

  1. Eastern Washington University - located in Cheney, students are charged $6,622 per year
  2. Western Washington University - located in Bellingham, students are charged $6,858 per year
  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, students are charged $8,701 per year

A creative writing degree from a Washington State school... what next?

Most people who graduate from creative writing school in Washington State go on to work as a creative writer. In 2010, there were 1,050 creative writers working in Washington State. The following counties have the largest number of Washington State creative writers:

  1. King County - 860 creative writers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of creative writers is expected to grow by 10% by 2018. There are projected to be 4,600 creative writers working in the Washington State then.

Salary

On average, creative writers earn $68,760 per year. But, salaries for creative writers can vary. In 2010, creative writers made as little as less than $42,150 per year or as much as more than $110,320 per year in Washington State. The following counties in Washington State have the highest average salaries for creative writers:

  1. King County - $71,280 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State 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 Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Creative Writing in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,685 miles from location University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle WA 86.9578 45% 45,943
7,660 miles from location Western Washington University Bellingham WA 72.1677 38% 14,575
7,486 miles from location Eastern Washington University Cheney WA 59.4272 49% 11,300
7,686 miles from location Seattle University Seattle WA 70.3999 21% 7,751
7,687 miles from location Seattle Pacific University Seattle WA 68.9096 37% 4,000
7,704 miles from location Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma WA 65.5433 36% 3,581
 

Curious what studying Creative Writing gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Writers and Authors + 1,050 $68,760 66.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are creative writing related jobs in Washington State