Creative Writing Schools In Virginia

Virginia has 9 accredited creative writing schools where creative writing faculty who teach creative writing classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in creative writing in the state of Virginia, which encompasses creative writing training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Emory and Henry College

    30461 Garnand Drive, Emory, Virginia 24327-0947

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Hollins University

    7916 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24020

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Randolph College

    2500 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503-1555

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

    134 Chapel Drive, Sweet Briar, Virginia 24595-9998

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. University of Virginia-Main Campus

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Virginia 1,410
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Virginia

1,500 1,450 1,250 1,460 1,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Creative Writing is a shrinking field in Virginia. 90 less creative writing professionals were working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 6% 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 Virginia

$52,550 $60,690 $63,460 $65,650 $61,600
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to creative writing professionals are growing in Virginia. The mean salary for creative writing professionals in 2006 was $52,550 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $61,600 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$33,650
25th percentile
$41,500
50th percentile
$56,870
75th percentile
$74,990
90th percentile
$99,350

Thus, there was a 15% growth in creative writing professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Virginia, 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 195%

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Virginia

Communications
$47,020
Creative Writing
$61,600

Creative writing professionals in Virginia earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Creative Writing programs available for each degree type for all schools in Virginia

associate
0
bachelor
3
master
6
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total9

As the number of creative writing professionals is decreasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited creative writing schools in Virginia state is increasing. In 2006 there were 74 creative writing graduates from creative writing courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 104 graduates.

This represents a 41% increase in the number of creative writing degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with a master's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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