Creative Writing Schools In Minnesota

In Minnesota, there are 10 accredited schools where creative writing classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Minnesota's creative writing academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in creative writing includes creative writing training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Bemidji State University

    1500 Birchmont Dr, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

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  2. Concordia College at Moorhead

    901 S 8th St, Moorhead, Minnesota 56562

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  3. Hamline University

    1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-1284

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  4. Macalester College

    1600 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1899

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  5. Minnesota State University-Mankato

    South Rd and Ellis Ave, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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  6. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

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  7. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

    1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563

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  8. Normandale Community College

    9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431

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  9. University of St Thomas in Saint Paul

    2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1078

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  10. Southwest Minnesota State University

    1501 State St, Marshall, Minnesota 56258-5468

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Minnesota 1,460
National 40,980

Approximately 4% of the country's creative writing professionals work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Minnesota

1,960 1,920 1,770 1,740 1,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of creative writing professionals is shrinking in Minnesota. In 2010 there were 500 less creative writing professionals working in Minnesota than there were in 2006. Thus, in Minnesota, this field has shrunk by 26% 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 Minnesota

$48,930 $51,000 $55,600 $57,320 $56,800
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to creative writing professionals are growing in Minnesota. The mean salary for creative writing professionals in 2006 was $48,930 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $56,800 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Minnesota

10th percentile
$26,420
25th percentile
$39,460
50th percentile
$53,160
75th percentile
$69,390
90th percentile
$85,680

Thus, creative writing professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 224% 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 Minnesota.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Communications
$41,925
Creative Writing
$56,800

In Minnesota, creative writing professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
7
master
4
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total12

As the number of creative writing professionals is decreasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited creative writing schools in Minnesota state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 133 creative writing graduates from creative writing courses in Minnesota and in 2010 there were 126 graduates.

This represents a 5% decrease in the number of creative writing degree or certificate school graduates in Minnesota state. A majority of these graduates, or 58%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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