Creative Writing Schools In New Mexico

Creative Writing classes faculty can choose to work at one of 5 accredited creative writing schools in New Mexico. The trends in New Mexico'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:

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


  1. Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture

    83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-1300

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of New Mexico-Main Campus

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. New Mexico State University-Main Campus

    2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Santa Fe Community College

    6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-4887

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Santa Fe University of Art and Design

    1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-7634

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

New Mexico 160
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In New Mexico

190 170 130 110 160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, the field of creative writing is shrinking. In New Mexico, 30 less creative writing professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in New Mexico, this field has shrunk by 16% 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 New Mexico

$42,040 $60,260 $63,550 $53,860 $52,020
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by creative writing professionals is increasing in New Mexico. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $42,040 per year, and in 2010 they made $52,020 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in New Mexico

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This represents a 19% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of New Mexico, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of creative writing. The pay differential between the highest paid creative writing professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 76%

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Creative Writing

In New Mexico, 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 New Mexico


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited creative writing schools in New Mexico is increasing. In 2006, 38 students graduated from creative writing courses in New Mexico. And in 2010, 42 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico by 11%. Most of these graduates, or 33%, earned an bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of creative writing faculty in New Mexico, growth in the field of creative writing academia and faculty salaries in New Mexico. If you are involved in teaching creative writing courses to students at the certificate in creative writing, associates degree in creative writing, bachelors degree in creative writing, and masters 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 New Mexico. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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