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Creative Writing Schools In Montana

There is only one accredited creative writing school in Montana for faculty who teach creative writing classes to choose from. The trends in Montana's 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 creative writing masters degree level.


  1. The University of Montana

    Missoula, Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Montana Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Montana 110
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Montana state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Montana

130 140 170 100 110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Creative Writing is a shrinking field in Montana. 20 less creative writing professionals were working in Montana in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of creative writing professionals has shrunk by 15%. 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 Montana

$54,010 $43,870 $46,850 $42,740 $40,000
$36,004 $38,366 $39,610 $41,917 $43,181
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 Montana. The mean salary for creative writing professionals in 2006 was $54,010 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $40,000 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Montana

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Thus, there was a 35% decline in creative writing professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. There is a 185% 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 Montana.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Montana

Creative Writing

In Montana, 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 Montana


The number of students graduating from the only accredited creative writing school in Montana is decreasing. In 2006, 21 students graduated from creative writing courses in Montana. And in 2010, 17 students graduated.

This represents a 19% decrease in the number of creative writing degree or certificate school graduates in Montana state. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a master's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Montana

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