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Creative Writing Schools In Massachusetts

Creative Writing classes faculty can choose to work at one of 13 accredited creative writing schools in Massachusetts. The trends in Massachusetts' creative writing academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in creative writing includes creative writing training at the following levels:


  1. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Brandeis University

    415 South St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Emerson College

    120 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-4624

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Fitchburg State University

    160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Hampshire College

    893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Lesley University

    29 Everett St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Bard College at Simon's Rock

    84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230-9702

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. Western New England College

    1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, Massachusetts 01119-2684

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Massachusetts 970
National 40,980

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

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Massachusetts

1,010 860 840 840 970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, creative writing is a shrinking field. 40 less creative writing professionals were working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 4% decline in the field. 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 Massachusetts

$55,350 $61,150 $63,090 $62,690 $61,840
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
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 increasing in Massachusetts. The mean salary for creative writing professionals in 2006 was $55,350 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $61,840 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Massachusetts

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This represents a growth in salaries of 10%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Massachusetts, 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 173%

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Creative Writing

In Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts


The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited creative writing schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In 2006 there were 255 creative writing graduates from creative writing courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 317 graduates.

This represents a 24% increase in the number of creative writing degree or certificate school graduates in Massachusetts state. A majority of these graduates, or 73%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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