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Overview for Creative Writing

A program that focuses on the process and techniques of original composition in various literary forms such as the short story, poetry, the novel, and others. Includes instruction in technical and editorial skills, criticism, and the marketing of finished manuscripts.

Careers for Creative Writing Majors

A major in Creative Writing is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Creative Writing

Top 50 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Creative Writing among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Chester College of New England
Chester, NH
Open Admissions$17,600 
Emerson College
Boston, MA
Highly Selective$30,063 
Knox College
Galesburg, IL
Less Selective$31,911 
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College of Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM
Less Selective$28,504 
Beloit College
Beloit, WI
Less Selective$33,418 
Wells College
Aurora, NY
Moderately Selective$29,680 
 Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture
Santa Fe, NM
Open Admissions$2,600 
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University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
Greensburg, PA
Less Selective$21,412 
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
Less Selective$33,894 
Randolph College
Lynchburg, VA
Less Selective$28,430 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.