Creative Writing Schools In Missouri

Missouri 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 Missouri, and the future trends in creative writing training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Kansas City Art Institute

    4415 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64111-1874

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  2. Lindenwood University

    209 S Kingshighway, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301-1695

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  3. University of Missouri-Kansas City

    5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. University of Missouri-St Louis

    One University Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63121-4400

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  5. Stephens College

    1200 E Broadway, Columbia, Missouri 65215

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  6. Missouri State University

    901 S National, Springfield, Missouri 65897

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Missouri Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Missouri 950
National 40,980

Approximately 2% of the country's creative writing professionals work in Missouri state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Missouri

1,480 1,400 1,330 1,110 950
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Creative Writing is a shrinking field in Missouri. 530 less creative writing professionals were working in Missouri in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of creative writing has shrunk by 36% in Missouri. 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 Missouri

$46,000 $46,940 $51,870 $53,430 $53,090
$43,489 $45,096 $45,354 $45,661 $46,263
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Missouri, as the number of creative writing professionals is declining, the salaries earned by creative writing professionals are increasing. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $46,000 per year, and in 2010 they made $53,090 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Missouri

10th percentile
$23,290
25th percentile
$32,420
50th percentile
$44,920
75th percentile
$65,070
90th percentile
$89,270

Thus, there was a 13% growth in creative writing professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 283% 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 Missouri.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Missouri

Communications
$42,090
Creative Writing
$53,090

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
3
master
4
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total7

The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited creative writing schools in Missouri is increasing. In 2006, 29 students graduated from creative writing courses in Missouri. And in 2010, 51 students graduated.

This represents a 76% increase in the number of creative writing degree or certificate school graduates in Missouri state. A majority of these graduates, or 57%, graduated with a master's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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