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Creative Writing Schools In Louisiana

There are 3 accredited creative writing schools in Louisiana 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 Louisiana, which includes creative writing training at the following levels:


  1. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-2750

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Loyola University New Orleans

    6363 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-6143

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. McNeese State University

    4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Louisiana Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Louisiana 320
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Louisiana state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Louisiana

330 340 420 380 320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of creative writing professionals is shrinking in Louisiana. In Louisiana, 10 less creative writing professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of creative writing has shrunk by 3% in Louisiana. This is slower 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 Louisiana

$47,920 $43,770 $42,890 $40,620 $45,140
$38,658 $41,019 $42,185 $43,003 $45,617
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of creative writing professionals is declining, the salaries paid to creative writing professionals are decreasing in Louisiana. The mean salary for creative writing professionals in 2006 was $47,920 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $45,140 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Louisiana

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Thus, creative writing professionals' salaries declined by 6% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Louisiana state, within the field of creative writing, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid creative writing professionals earn 315% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Louisiana

Creative Writing

In Louisiana, 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 Louisiana


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited creative writing schools in Louisiana is increasing. In Louisiana, there were 31 graduates in 2006. And there were 34 graduates from creative writing courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 10% percent increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Louisiana. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with a master's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Louisiana

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