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How will your business writing education stack up?

If you are considering pursuing a business writing degree at home, below is relevant information to help you compare the education you will be receiving to that available elsewhere in the country. There are 188 traditional business writing schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had business writing programs were:

  1. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, Washington State
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  3. Michigan State University - located in East Lansing, Michigan

Student Demographics

In 2010, 2,302 students earned degrees in business writing in the US. Of these students, 229 graduated from certificate programs in business writing, 1,578 graduated from undergraduate programs in business writing, and 495 graduated from graduate-level programs in business writing.


Students can pursue education in business writing at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Business Writing
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Writing
  • Master's Degree in Business Writing
  • Doctoral Degree in Business Writing
  • Certificate in Business Writing

Business writing students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their business writing degree:

  • Technical Writing
  • Word Processing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Grant Writing
  • Copy Editing


In 2010, business writing schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $19,143 per year. The business writing schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920
  2. Stevens Institute of Technology - located in Hoboken, New Jersey, students paid $38,180
  3. Bentley University - located in Waltham, Massachusetts, students paid $35,828

The business writing schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. East Carolina University - located in Greenville, North Carolina, students paid $4,477
  2. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  3. Boise State University - located in Boise, Idaho, students paid $4,864

How will your business writing job compare?

The states with the largest populations of communications professionals are:

  1. California - 5,820 Communications Professionals
  2. Texas - 3,340 Communications Professionals
  3. Virginia - 2,850 Communications Professionals

Projected Growth

Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for communications professionals to be the fastest in these states:

  1. Mississippi - 30%
  2. Iowa - 25%
  3. Oklahoma - 25%


Communications professionals in the US can make an average of $62,902 per year. However, factors such as experience, work conditions, and your boss can cause the salary for communications professionals to vary greatly dependent on the exact business writing profession you pursue. Communications professionals in the US can earn anywhere from less than $21,910 per year, to more than $164,410 per year. The states with the highest average salary for communications professionals are:

  1. California - $82,730 per year
  2. Massachusetts - $81,270 per year
  3. Washington State - $78,850 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for communications professionals:

  1. Hawaii - $38,960 per year
  2. North Dakota - $41,790 per year
  3. Mississippi - $42,380 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying
business writing?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Management Analysts 536,310 $87,260 21.6%
Technical Writers 43,990 $66,240 -4.9%