Creative Writing Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 5 accredited schools where creative writing classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of creative writing and creative writing training in Colorado, which includes creative writing training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Creative Writing
  • Masters degree in Creative Writing


  1. Adams State College

    208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, Colorado 81102

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Colorado Boulder

    Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0017

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Colorado College

    14. E Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Naropa University

    2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302-6697

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Colorado 520
National 40,980

Approximately 1% of the country's creative writing professionals work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Colorado

670 700 600 520 520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, creative writing is a shrinking field. 150 less creative writing professionals were working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Colorado, this field has shrunk by 22% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for creative writing professionals which shows a 5% decrease in the number of creative writing professionals working around the nation.

Creative Writing VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$64,650 $62,730 $58,860 $65,570 $64,880
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
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 Colorado. The mean salary for creative writing professionals in 2006 was $64,650 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $64,880 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Colorado

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90th percentile

This represents a 0% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of creative writing, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid creative writing professionals earning 284% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Colorado state.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Colorado

Creative Writing

In Colorado, creative writing professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited creative writing schools in Colorado is decreasing. In Colorado, there were 67 graduates in 2006. And there were 65 graduates from creative writing courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado by 3%. Most of these graduates, or 60%, earned a master's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of creative writing faculty in Colorado, growth in the field of creative writing academia and faculty salaries in Colorado. If you are involved in teaching creative writing courses to students at the bachelors degree in creative writing, and masters degree in creative writing levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future creative writing faculty in Colorado. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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