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Schools Offering Writing Programs in Colorado

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Colorado students graduate with degrees in writing. In other words, every year an estimated 224 writers graduate from Colorado's 8 writing schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado that has a writing program is Colorado College. Colorado College, which was ranked 22nd in the country in 2010, is located in Colorado Springs. In 2010, 13 students graduated from Colorado College's writing program. Tuition at Colorado College was $38,898 per year.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a writing program is Adams State College. Adams State College, which was ranked 49th in the country in 2010, is located in Alamosa. In 2010, 3 students graduated from Adams State College writing program. Adams State College charged in-state students $4,971 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Colorado with a writing program is University of Colorado Boulder, which is located in Boulder. In 2010, it was ranked 61st nationwide. In 2010, University of Colorado Boulder graduated 6 students from its writing programs. Students at University of Colorado Boulder paid $8,511 per year in tuition fees.


Writing schools in Colorado, charge students an average tuition of $12,673 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $38,898 per year, or as little as $4,093 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Colorado writing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Colorado College - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $38,898 per year
  2. Naropa University - located in Boulder, students are charged $25,100 per year
  3. University of Colorado Boulder - located in Boulder, students are charged $8,511 per year

The following Colorado writing schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Metropolitan State College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $4,093 per year
  2. Adams State College - located in Alamosa, students are charged $4,971 per year
  3. Colorado State University-Pueblo - located in Pueblo, students are charged $5,615 per year

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

Most people who graduate from writing school in Colorado go on to work as a writer. Colorado had 520 writers in 2010. The largest populations of Colorado writers are working in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 330 writers
  2. El Paso County - 100 writers
  3. Boulder County - 60 writers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of writers in the state of Colorado will grow to 1,930. This would require a 5% growth in the profession.


On average, a writer earns a salary of $64,880 per year in Colorado state. But, salaries for writers can vary. In 2010, writers made as little as less than $19,410 per year or as much as more than $120,780 per year in Colorado. On average a writer earns the most in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Adams County - $70,940 per year
  2. Boulder County - $67,510 per year
  3. El Paso County - $43,250 per year

The Colorado counties with the lowest average salary for writers are:

  1. El Paso County - $43,250 per year
  2. Boulder County - $67,510 per year
  3. Adams County - $70,940 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in writing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as writing or communications.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Writing in Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Writing in Colorado

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Writers and Authors 520 $64,880 -29.7%

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