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Creative Writing Schools In Alaska

There are 2 accredited creative writing schools in Alaska for faculty who teach creative writing classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of creative writing and creative writing training in Alaska, which includes creative writing training at the creative writing masters degree level.


  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

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

    505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Alaska 100
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Alaska

50 No data 50 70 100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alaska, the field of creative writing is growing. 50 more creative writing professionals were working in Alaska in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 100% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for creative writing professionals which shows a 5% decrease in the number of creative writing professionals working around the nation.

Creative Writing VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$50,920 No data $69,340 $69,860 $66,550
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to creative writing professionals are growing in Alaska. Creative writing professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $50,920 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $66,550 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Alaska

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This represents a 23% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Alaska, 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 114%

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Alaska

Creative Writing

In Alaska, 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 Alaska


As the number of creative writing professionals is increasing in Alaska state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited creative writing schools in Alaska state is decreasing. In Alaska, there were 15 graduates in 2006. And there were 15 graduates from creative writing courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Alaska by 0%. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a master's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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