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Schools Offering Writing Programs in Wisconsin

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Wisconsin students graduate with degrees in writing. In other words, every year an estimated 116 writers graduate from Wisconsin's 14 writing schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a writing program is University of Wisconsin-Madison. University of Wisconsin-Madison, which was ranked 12th in the country in 2010, is located in Madison. 7 students graduated with a degree in writing from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. Students at University of Wisconsin-Madison paid $8,983 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Wisconsin with a writing program is Marquette University, which is located in Milwaukee. In 2010, it was ranked 25th nationwide. In 2010, 44 students graduated from Marquette University writing program. Marquette University charged in-state students $30,462 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a writing program is Lakeland College. Lakeland College, which was ranked 45th in the country in 2010, is located in Plymouth. 6 students graduated with degree in writing from Lakeland College in 2010. Students at Lakeland College paid $19,640 per year in tuition fees.


Writing schools in Wisconsin, charge students an average tuition of $18,319 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $35,038 per year, or as little as $3,379 per year. In 2010, the writing schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Wisconsin were:

  1. Beloit College - located in Beloit, students are charged $35,038 per year
  2. Marquette University - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $30,462 per year
  3. Saint Norbert College - located in De Pere, students are charged $28,043 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Wisconsin writing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Gateway Technical College - located in Kenosha, students are charged $3,379 per year
  2. Moraine Park Technical College - located in Fond Du Lac, students are charged $3,503 per year
  3. Fox Valley Technical College - located in Appleton, students are charged $3,650 per year

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

A large number of Wisconsin writing graduates become writers. 820 writers were working in Wisconsin in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Wisconsin writers:

  1. Milwaukee County - 350 writers
  2. Columbia County - 140 writers
  3. Brown County - 50 writers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of writers in Wisconsin will grow by 11%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,870 writers working in Wisconsin.


On average, writers earn $49,930 per year. But, salaries for writers can vary. In 2010, writers made as little as less than $20,110 per year or as much as more than $90,320 per year in Wisconsin. The counties in Wisconsin with the highest average salary for a writer are:

  1. Columbia County - $57,740 per year
  2. Milwaukee County - $50,430 per year
  3. Brown County - $46,820 per year

The following counties in Wisconsin have the lowest average salaries for writers:

  1. Barron County - $36,720 per year
  2. Houston County - $42,420 per year
  3. Adams County - $45,520 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Wisconsin statistics regarding a career in writing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as writing or communications.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Writing in Wisconsin
  • Bachelor's Degree in Writing in Wisconsin
  • Master's Degree in Writing in Wisconsin

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Writers and Authors 820 $49,930 -7.9%

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