Creative Writing Schools In North Carolina

North Carolina has 8 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 North Carolina, and the future trends in creative writing training at the following levels:

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


  1. Methodist University

    5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311-1420

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    1000 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170

    190 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

    2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7001

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of North Carolina-Wilmington

    601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5963

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Queens University of Charlotte

    1900 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, North Carolina 28274-0001

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

    601 S Church St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

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  7. St Andrews Presbyterian College

    1700 Dogwood Mile, Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352

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  8. Warren Wilson College

    701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, North Carolina 28778-2099

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Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

North Carolina 590
National 40,980

Approximately 1% of the country's creative writing professionals work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In North Carolina

730 780 720 780 590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Carolina, creative writing is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 140 less creative writing professionals working in North Carolina than there were in 2006. This represents a 19% decline in the field. 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 North Carolina

$51,000 $48,890 $48,470 $52,650 $55,460
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to creative writing professionals are growing in North Carolina. Creative writing professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $51,000 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $55,460 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in North Carolina

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This represents a 8% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of North Carolina, 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 241%

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Creative Writing

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited creative writing schools in North Carolina is decreasing. In 2006 there were 157 creative writing graduates from creative writing courses in North Carolina and in 2010 there were 156 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina by 1%. A majority of these graduates, or 55%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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