Creative Writing Schools In New York

New York has 25 accredited creative writing schools where creative writing faculty who teach creative writing classes can find employment. The trends in New York'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:

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


Schools

  1. Adelphi University

    South Ave, Garden City, New York 11530-0701

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Columbia University in the City of New York

    West 116 St and Broadway, New York, New York 10027

    4 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Cornell University

    Ithaca, New York 14853

    15 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. CUNY Brooklyn College

    2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11210

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. CUNY City College

    160 Convent Ave, New York, New York 10031

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. CUNY Hunter College

    695 Park Ave, New York, New York 10065

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. CUNY Queens College

    65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, New York 11367

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. D'Youville College

    320 Porter Ave, Buffalo, New York 14201-1084

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Hamilton College

    198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, New York 13323

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Hofstra University

    100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Ithaca College

    953 Danby Rd, Ithaca, New York 14850-7002

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus

    University Plaza, Brooklyn, New York 11201-5372

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Manhattanville College

    2900 Purchase St, Purchase, New York 10577

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. Medaille College

    18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo, New York 14214-2695

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. The New School

    66 W 12th Street, New York, New York 10011-8603

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. New York University

    70 Washington Sq South, New York, New York 10012-1091

    33 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Pratt Institute-Main

    200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. Sarah Lawrence College

    One Meadway, Bronxville, New York 10708

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. Stony Brook University

    Stony Brook, New York 11794

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. SUNY College at Oswego

    7060 State Route 104, Oswego, New York 13126

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  21. SUNY at Purchase College

    735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, New York 10577-1400

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  22. Syracuse University

    Syracuse, New York 13244-5040

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. Tompkins Cortland Community College

    170 North St, Dryden, New York 13053-0139

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  24. Wells College

    170 State Rte 90, Aurora, New York 13026-0500

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  25. Yeshiva University

    500 W 185th St, New York, New York 10033-3299

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

New York Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

New York 6,840
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals in the country, nearly 17% are in the state of New York.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In New York

4,170 4,930 6,040 6,650 6,840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New York, creative writing is a growing field. In 2010 there were 2,670 more creative writing professionals working in New York than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of creative writing professionals has grown by 64%. This growth 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 York

$67,240 $67,650 $78,680 $84,200 $88,630
$47,100 $51,120 $53,567 $54,837 $56,461
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of creative writing professionals is growing, the salaries paid to creative writing professionals are increasing in New York. Creative writing professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $67,240 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $88,630 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in New York

10th percentile
$39,940
25th percentile
$51,750
50th percentile
$74,500
75th percentile
$104,050
90th percentile
$155,190

Thus, creative writing professionals' salaries grew by 24% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of creative writing, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid creative writing professionals earning 289% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New York state.

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

Communications
$62,217
Creative Writing
$88,630

In New York, creative writing professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Creative Writing programs available for each degree type for all schools in New York

associate
1
bachelor
11
master
15
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total27

As the number of creative writing professionals is increasing in New York state, the number of students graduating from the 25 accredited creative writing schools in New York state is also increasing. In 2006, 515 students graduated from creative writing courses in New York. And in 2010, 593 students graduated.

Thus there was a 15% percent increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in New York. 56% of these graduates received an master's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in New York

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