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Creative Writing in Arizona

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Schools Offering Creative Writing Programs in Arizona

Around 0.1% of Arizona's graduates graduate from creative writing degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 156 creative writers graduate from Arizona's 10 creative writing schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona that has a creative writing program is Northern Arizona University. Northern Arizona University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Flagstaff. 12 students graduated with a degree in creative writing from Northern Arizona University in 2010. The tuition rate at Northern Arizona University was $7,672 per year.

The second-ranked school in Arizona with a creative writing program is Prescott College, which is located in Prescott. In 2010, it was ranked 45th nationwide. In 2010, 3 students graduated from Prescott College creative writing program. The tuition rate at Prescott College was $26,235 per year.

Arizona State University, which is located in Tempe, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a creative writing program. It received a ranking of 57th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 17 students graduated from Arizona State University creative writing program. Arizona State University charged in-state students $8,132 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Arizona's creative writing schools ranges from $26,235 per year to $1,488 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,043 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arizona creative writing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  2. University of Arizona - located in Tucson, students are charged $8,237 per year
  3. Arizona State University - located in Tempe, students are charged $8,132 per year

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

  1. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year
  2. Glendale Community College - located in Glendale, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Mesa Community College - located in Mesa, students are charged $1,734 per year

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

Most people who graduate from creative writing school in Arizona go on to work as a creative writer. Arizona had 500 creative writers in 2010. The largest populations of Arizona creative writers are working in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 370 creative writers
  2. Pima County - 80 creative writers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,980 creative writers will be working in Arizona state. This would require the number of creative writers to grow by 5%.


A creative writer in Arizona earns $64,570 per year on average. However, Arizona creative writers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $31,190 per year to more than $75,470 per year in 2010. The following counties in Arizona have the highest average salaries for creative writers:

  1. Maricopa County - $68,880 per year
  2. Pima County - $55,880 per year

A creative writer in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Pima County - $55,880 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $68,880 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in creative writing in Arizona 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Creative Writing in Arizona
  • Certificate in Creative Writing in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Writers and Authors 500 $64,570 -50.0%

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