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Creative Writing in Indiana

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Schools Offering Creative Writing Programs in Indiana

Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Indiana receive creative writing degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 67 creative writers graduate from Indiana's 11 creative writing schools.

Top Schools

Indiana University-Bloomington, which was ranked 18th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Indiana that has a creative writing program. It is located in Bloomington. In 2010, Indiana University-Bloomington graduated 11 students from its creative writing program. Tuition at Indiana University-Bloomington was $9,028 per year.

The second-ranked school in Indiana with a creative writing program is Butler University, which is located in Indianapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. 9 students graduated with degree in creative writing from Butler University in 2010. Tuition at Butler University was $30,558 per year.

The third-ranked school in Indiana that has a creative writing program is Saint Mary's College. Saint Mary's College, which was ranked 31st in the country in 2010, is located in Notre Dame. 8 students graduated with degree in creative writing from Saint Mary's College in 2010. Tuition at Saint Mary's College was $31,020 per year.


Tuition at Indiana's creative writing schools ranges from $39,919 per year to $9,028 per year. But, the average tuition is $25,977 per year. The Indiana creative writing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Notre Dame - located in Notre Dame, students are charged $39,919 per year
  2. Saint Mary's College - located in Notre Dame, students are charged $31,020 per year
  3. Butler University - located in Indianapolis, students are charged $30,558 per year

The following Indiana creative writing schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Indiana University-Bloomington - located in Bloomington, students are charged $9,028 per year
  2. Indiana Wesleyan University - located in Marion, students are charged $21,214 per year
  3. Bethel College - located in Mishawaka, students are charged $22,590 per year

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

The highest percentage of creative writing graduates in Indiana pursue careers as a creative writer. 690 creative writers were working in Indiana in 2010. The largest populations of Indiana creative writers are working in the following counties:

  1. Boone County - 330 creative writers
  2. Jasper County - 60 creative writers
  3. Allen County - 50 creative writers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of creative writers is expected to grow by 9% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,380 creative writers working in the Indiana then.


A creative writer in Indiana makes an average of $40,560 per year. But, salaries for creative writers can vary. In 2010, creative writers made as little as less than $15,880 per year or as much as more than $85,470 per year in Indiana. The following counties in Indiana have the highest average salaries for creative writers:

  1. Greene County - $48,270 per year
  2. Allen County - $46,210 per year
  3. Boone County - $42,100 per year

The Indiana counties with the lowest average salary for creative writers are:

  1. Jasper County - $25,900 per year
  2. St. Joseph County - $36,550 per year
  3. Boone County - $42,100 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Indiana 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Creative Writing in Indiana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing in Indiana
  • Master's Degree in Creative Writing in Indiana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Writers and Authors 690 $40,560 109.1%

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