Creative Writing Schools In Arizona

Arizona has 10 accredited creative writing schools where creative writing faculty who teach creative writing classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in creative writing in the state of Arizona, which encompasses creative writing training at the following levels:

  • Creative Writing Certificate
  • Associates degree in Creative Writing
  • Bachelors degree in Creative Writing
  • Masters degree in Creative Writing


Schools

  1. Arizona State University

    Tempe, Arizona 85287

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. University of Arizona

    1401 E University, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Glendale Community College in Glendale, AZ

    6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85302

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Mesa Community College

    1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85202

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Northern Arizona University

    Knoles Drive, Babbitt Administrative Center, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4132

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Phoenix College

    1202 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85013

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Prescott College

    220 Grove Ave, Prescott, Arizona 86301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Rio Salado College

    2323 W 14th St, Tempe, Arizona 85281

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Yavapai College

    1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, Arizona 86301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Chandler/Gilbert Community College

    2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Arizona Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Arizona 500
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Arizona.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Arizona

850 830 500 420 500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of creative writing professionals is shrinking in Arizona. There were 350 less creative writing professionals working in Arizona in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Arizona, this field has shrunk by 41% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of creative writing professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of creative writing professionals has shrunk by 5% from 2006 to 2010.

Creative Writing VS. All Professions salaries in Arizona

$39,450 $39,520 $0 $63,000 $64,570
$42,177 $43,423 $45,140 $46,513 $48,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of creative writing professionals is declining, the salaries paid to creative writing professionals are increasing in Arizona. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $39,450 per year, and in 2010 they made $64,570 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Arizona

10th percentile
$31,310
25th percentile
$35,310
50th percentile
$46,560
75th percentile
$63,230
90th percentile
$92,880

Thus, creative writing professionals' salaries grew by 39% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Arizona state, within the field of creative writing, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid creative writing professionals earn 197% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Arizona

Communications
$51,767
Creative Writing
$64,570

Creative writing professionals in Arizona earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Creative Writing programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arizona

associate
4
bachelor
2
master
4
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total12

The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited creative writing schools in Arizona is increasing. In 2006 there were 125 creative writing graduates from creative writing courses in Arizona and in 2010 there were 156 graduates.

This represents a 25% increase in the number of creative writing degree or certificate school graduates in Arizona state. Most of these graduates, or 33%, earned a associate's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Arizona

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