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Creative Writing Schools In Washington DC

There are 2 accredited creative writing schools in Washington DC for faculty who teach creative writing classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in creative writing in the state of Washington DC, which encompasses creative writing training at the following levels:


  1. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Washington DC 1,220
National 40,980

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

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Washington DC

2,710 2,700 1,700 1,540 1,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Creative Writing is a shrinking field in Washington DC. There were 1,490 less creative writing professionals working in Washington DC in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington DC, this field has shrunk by 55% in four years. 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 Washington DC

$61,690 $63,220 $73,400 $77,820 $80,540
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by creative writing professionals is increasing in Washington DC. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $61,690 per year, and in 2010 they made $80,540 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Washington DC

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Thus, creative writing professionals' salaries grew by 23% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Washington DC, 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 151%

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Creative Writing

In Washington DC, 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 Washington DC


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited creative writing schools in Washington DC is decreasing. In 2006, 27 students graduated from creative writing courses in Washington DC. And in 2010, 24 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC by 11%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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