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Writing in Washington State

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Schools Offering Writing Programs in Washington State

Around 0.2% of Washington State's graduates graduate from writing degree programs every year. That means an estimated 334 writers graduate from Washington State's 9 writing schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is located in Seattle, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a writing program. It received a ranking of 13th in the country in 2010. 104 students graduated with a degree in writing from University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $8,701 per year.

Washington State University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a writing program. It is located in Pullman. Tuition at Washington State University was $9,489 per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State with a writing program is Western Washington University, which is located in Bellingham. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. 102 students graduated with degree in writing from Western Washington University in 2010. Tuition at Western Washington University was $6,858 per year.


Writing schools in Washington State, charge students an average tuition of $20,979 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $37,225 per year, or as little as $6,622 per year. The Washington State writing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Puget Sound - located in Tacoma, students are charged $37,225 per year
  2. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year
  3. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year

The following Washington State writing schools had the lowest tuition rates:

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

A large number of Washington State writing graduates become writers. 1,050 writers were working in Washington State in 2010. The largest populations of Washington State writers are working in the following counties:

  1. King County - 860 writers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 4,600 writers will be working in Washington State state. This would require the number of writers to grow by 10%.


On average, writers earn $68,760 per year. In 2010, however, some Washington State writers earned as little as less than $42,150 per year or as much as more than $110,320 per year. The counties in Washington State with the highest average salary for a writer are:

  1. King County - $71,280 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Writing in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Writing in Washington State

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

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