Creative Writing Schools In Tennessee

Creative Writing classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited creative writing schools in Tennessee. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the creative writing academic community in Tennessee, and the future trends in creative writing training at the following levels:

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


  1. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Sewanee-The University of the South

    735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

    17 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Tennessee 620
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Tennessee

850 840 700 770 620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, creative writing is a shrinking field. There were 230 less creative writing professionals working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of creative writing has shrunk by 27% in Tennessee. 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 Tennessee

$46,390 $43,840 $44,230 $41,220 $39,210
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by creative writing professionals is decreasing in Tennessee. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $46,390 per year, and in 2010 they made $39,210 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Tennessee

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This represents a decline in salaries of 18%. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Tennessee state, within the field of creative writing, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid creative writing professionals earn 310% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Creative Writing

In Tennessee, 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 Tennessee


As the number of creative writing professionals is decreasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited creative writing schools in Tennessee state is increasing. In 2006, 11 students graduated from creative writing courses in Tennessee. And in 2010, 22 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 100%. 75% of these graduates received a master's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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