Creative Writing Schools In Michigan

Michigan has 11 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 Michigan, which encompasses creative writing training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Albion College

    611 E Porter St, Albion, Michigan 49224

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  2. Central Michigan University

    Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859

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  3. Eastern Michigan University

    Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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  4. Cornerstone University

    1001 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525-5897

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  5. Lansing Community College

    419 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48901-7210

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  6. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

    28 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Northern Michigan University

    1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, Michigan 49855

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  8. Saginaw Valley State University

    7400 Bay Rd, University Center, Michigan 48710

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  9. Siena Heights University

    1247 E. Siena Heights Dr, Adrian, Michigan 49221

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  10. Spring Arbor University

    106 E. Main St, Spring Arbor, Michigan 49283-9799

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  11. Western Michigan University

    1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5167

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Michigan Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Michigan 730
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Michigan state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Michigan

1,210 1,100 1,120 910 730
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Michigan, creative writing is a shrinking field. 480 less creative writing professionals were working in Michigan in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Michigan, this field has shrunk by 40% in four years. 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 Michigan

$56,660 $54,860 $54,460 $47,480 $50,740
$45,563 $47,071 $48,208 $48,728 $49,286
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to creative writing professionals are declining in Michigan. The mean salary for creative writing professionals in 2006 was $56,660 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $50,740 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Michigan

10th percentile
$23,630
25th percentile
$35,360
50th percentile
$47,400
75th percentile
$62,650
90th percentile
$85,810

Thus, there was a 12% decline in creative writing professionals' salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 263% 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 Michigan.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Michigan

Communications
$41,573
Creative Writing
$50,740

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
10
master
5
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total17

The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited creative writing schools in Michigan is increasing. In 2006, 194 students graduated from creative writing courses in Michigan. And in 2010, 207 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Michigan by 7%. Most of these graduates, or 59%, earned an bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Michigan

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The number of creative writing faculty, growth in the field of creative writing academia and creative writing faculty salaries in Michigan, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching creative writing courses to students at the associates degree in creative writing, bachelors degree in creative writing, masters degree in creative writing, and doctoral degree in creative writing levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of creative writing in Michigan. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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