Creative Writing Schools In Kentucky

Kentucky has 6 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 Kentucky, and the future trends in creative writing training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Asbury University

    1 Macklem Dr, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390-1198

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  2. Berea College

    101 Chestnut Street, Berea, Kentucky 40404-2182

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  3. Eastern Kentucky University

    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

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  4. Morehead State University

    University Blvd, Morehead, Kentucky 40351

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  5. Murray State University

    218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

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  6. Spalding University

    845 S. Third Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203-2188

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Kentucky 230
National 40,980

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

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Kentucky

270 240 250 230 230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of creative writing professionals is shrinking in Kentucky. In 2010 there were 40 less creative writing professionals working in Kentucky than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of creative writing has shrunk by 15% in Kentucky. This is faster than the trend for creative writing professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of creative writing professionals has shrunk by 5% between 2006 and 2010.

Creative Writing VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$47,330 $42,970 $40,420 $39,990 $41,450
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by creative writing professionals is decreasing in Kentucky. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $47,330 per year, and in 2010 they made $41,450 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Kentucky

10th percentile
$22,730
25th percentile
$29,570
50th percentile
$39,090
75th percentile
$52,200
90th percentile
$63,520

This represents a decline in salaries of 14%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 179% 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 Kentucky.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Communications
$35,828
Creative Writing
$41,450

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
5
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total8

As the number of creative writing professionals is decreasing in Kentucky state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited creative writing schools in Kentucky state is increasing. In 2006, 41 students graduated from creative writing courses in Kentucky. And in 2010, 76 students graduated.

Thus there was a 85% percent increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Kentucky. 63% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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