Creative Writing Schools In Texas

Creative Writing classes faculty can choose to work at one of 12 accredited creative writing schools in Texas. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the creative writing academic community in Texas, and the future trends in creative writing training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Austin Community College District

    5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, Texas 78752

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

    212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, Texas 77204-2018

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. McMurry University

    S 14th and Sayles Blvd, Abilene, Texas 79697

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. University of North Texas

    Chestnut Ave., Denton, Texas 76203-1277

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. The University of Texas-Pan American

    1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Southern Methodist University

    6425 Boaz St, Dallas, Texas 75275-0221

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Stephen F Austin State University

    2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Texas State University-San Marcos

    601 University Dr, San Marcos, Texas 78666

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. The University of Texas at Austin

    Austin, Texas 78712

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. The University of Texas at El Paso

    500 W. University Ave, El Paso, Texas 79968-0691

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Texas Christian University

    2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, Texas 76129

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Texas Wesleyan University

    1201 Wesleyan St, Fort Worth, Texas 76105-1536

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Texas Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Texas 2,050
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals that work in the US, approximately 5% work in Texas state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Texas

1,930 2,000 2,180 2,090 2,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of creative writing professionals is growing in Texas. In Texas, 120 more creative writing professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of creative writing has grown by 6% in Texas. 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 Texas

$52,840 $55,070 $54,370 $55,960 $58,120
$42,701 $44,703 $45,514 $47,910 $49,136
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 Texas. The mean salary for creative writing professionals in 2006 was $52,840 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $58,120 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Texas

10th percentile
$27,870
25th percentile
$37,270
50th percentile
$51,340
75th percentile
$69,640
90th percentile
$89,690

Thus, creative writing professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Texas, 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 222%

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Texas

Communications
$38,120
Creative Writing
$58,120

In Texas, 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 Texas

associate
1
bachelor
7
master
6
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total15

The number of students graduating from the 12 accredited creative writing schools in Texas is increasing. In 2006, 152 students graduated from creative writing courses in Texas. And in 2010, 170 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Texas by 12%. A majority of these graduates, or 47%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Texas

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