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Creative Writing Schools In Arkansas

In Arkansas, there are 3 accredited schools where creative writing classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of creative writing and creative writing training in Arkansas, which includes creative writing training at the following levels:


  1. University of Arkansas

    Administration Bldg 425, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Arkansas Tech University

    Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222

    NR U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Central Arkansas

    201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Arkansas 110
National 40,980

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

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Arkansas

120 150 120 120 110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of creative writing professionals is shrinking in Arkansas. There were 10 less creative writing professionals working in Arkansas in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of creative writing has shrunk by 8% in Arkansas. This decline 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 Arkansas

$45,150 $44,090 $52,530 $46,800 $53,460
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by creative writing professionals is increasing in Arkansas. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $45,150 per year, and in 2010 they made $53,460 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Arkansas

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 16%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 261% pay differential between the highest paid creative writing professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of creative writing in Arkansas.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Creative Writing

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of creative writing professionals is decreasing in Arkansas state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited creative writing schools in Arkansas state is increasing. In 2006, 14 students graduated from creative writing courses in Arkansas. And in 2010, 30 students graduated.

Thus there was a 114% percent increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Arkansas. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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