Creative Writing Schools In Indiana

Indiana has 11 accredited creative writing schools where creative writing faculty who teach creative writing classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the creative writing academic community in Indiana, and the future trends in creative writing training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana

    1100 E 5th St, Anderson, Indiana 46012-3495

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  2. Bethel College in Mishawaka

    1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545-5591

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  3. Butler University

    4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

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  4. University of Evansville

    1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47722

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  5. Indiana University-Bloomington

    107 South Indiana Ave., Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7000

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Indiana Wesleyan University

    4201 S Washington St, Marion, Indiana 46953-4974

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  7. University of Notre Dame

    Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

    19 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Saint Josephs College

    US Highway 231, Rensselaer, Indiana 47978

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  9. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

    St Hwy 150, Saint Mary-Of-The-Woods, Indiana 47876-1099

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  10. Saint Mary's College

    Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

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  11. Valparaiso University

    US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Indiana Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Indiana 690
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Indiana.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Indiana

500 670 750 790 690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Indiana, creative writing is a growing field. In 2010 there were 190 more creative writing professionals working in Indiana than there were in 2006. This represents a 38% growth in the field. This growth 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 Indiana

$42,550 $40,460 $41,080 $40,120 $40,560
$41,263 $43,445 $44,845 $44,830 $45,974
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Indiana, as the number of creative writing professionals is growing, the salaries earned by creative writing professionals are decreasing. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $42,550 per year, and in 2010 they made $40,560 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Indiana

10th percentile
$20,330
25th percentile
$26,260
50th percentile
$35,840
75th percentile
$47,320
90th percentile
$70,210

Thus, creative writing professionals' salaries declined by 5% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 245% pay differential between the highest paid creative writing professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of creative writing in Indiana.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Indiana

Communications
$39,207
Creative Writing
$40,560

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
8
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total11

The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited creative writing schools in Indiana is increasing. In 2006, 58 students graduated from creative writing courses in Indiana. And in 2010, 66 students graduated.

This represents a 14% increase in the number of creative writing degree or certificate school graduates in Indiana state. A majority of these graduates, or 73%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Indiana

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