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Creative Writing Schools In Mississippi

There are 2 accredited creative writing schools in Mississippi 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 Mississippi, which includes creative writing training at the following levels:


  1. Belhaven University

    1500 Peachtree St, Jackson, Mississippi 39202

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Mississippi Main Campus

    Oxford, Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Mississippi 260
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Mississippi.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Mississippi

300 210 230 240 260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Mississippi, creative writing is a shrinking field. There were 40 less creative writing professionals working in Mississippi in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 13% decline in the field. 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 Mississippi

$47,790 $56,480 $59,270 $47,860 $47,760
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
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 Mississippi. Creative writing professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $47,790 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $47,760 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Mississippi

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Thus, creative writing professionals' salaries declined by 0% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Mississippi state, within the field of creative writing, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid creative writing professionals earn 180% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Mississippi

Creative Writing

In Mississippi, 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 Mississippi


As the number of creative writing professionals is decreasing in Mississippi state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited creative writing schools in Mississippi state is increasing. In 2006 there were 5 creative writing graduates from creative writing courses in Mississippi and in 2010 there were 14 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Mississippi by 180%. 50% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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