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Creative Writing Schools In Georgia

In Georgia, there are 6 accredited schools where creative writing classes faculty 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 Georgia, which encompasses creative writing training at the following levels:


  1. Agnes Scott College

    141 E. College Ave, Decatur, Georgia 30030-3797

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Emory University

    408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322

    20 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Georgia College & State University

    231 W Hancock Street, Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Georgia State University

    33 gilmer st, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Georgia

    Athens, Georgia 30602

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Kennesaw State University

    1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Georgia Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Georgia 760
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Georgia state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Georgia

1,110 840 890 890 760
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Creative Writing is a shrinking field in Georgia. There were 350 less creative writing professionals working in Georgia in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of creative writing professionals has shrunk by 32%. 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 Georgia

$48,630 $48,460 $52,610 $53,420 $56,290
$42,452 $44,373 $45,309 $46,939 $48,171
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to creative writing professionals are growing in Georgia. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $48,630 per year, and in 2010 they made $56,290 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Georgia

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This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 318% 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 Georgia.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Georgia

Creative Writing

In Georgia, 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 Georgia


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited creative writing schools in Georgia is increasing. In 2006 there were 82 creative writing graduates from creative writing courses in Georgia and in 2010 there were 89 graduates.

Thus there was a 9% percent increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Georgia. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a master's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Georgia

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