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Creative Writing Schools In North Dakota

North Dakota has is only one accredited creative writing school where creative writing faculty who teach creative writing classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of creative writing and creative writing training in North Dakota, which includes creative writing training at the creative writing bachelors degree level.


  1. Dickinson State University

    291 Campus Drive, Dickinson, North Dakota 58601-4896

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

North Dakota Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

North Dakota 90
National 40,980

Approximately 0% of the country's creative writing professionals work in North Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In North Dakota

50 50 50 70 90
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Dakota, the field of creative writing is growing. In North Dakota, 40 more creative writing professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of creative writing professionals has grown by 80%. This growth 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 North Dakota

$38,240 $32,180 $33,980 $32,560 $34,250
$38,611 $40,428 $41,355 $43,390 $43,459
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by creative writing professionals is decreasing in North Dakota. Creative writing professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $38,240 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $34,250 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in North Dakota

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Thus, creative writing professionals' salaries declined by 12% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of North Dakota, 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 165%

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in North Dakota

Creative Writing

Creative writing professionals in North Dakota earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Creative Writing programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Dakota


As the number of creative writing professionals is increasing in North Dakota state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited creative writing school in North Dakota state is also increasing. In North Dakota, there were 2 graduates in 2006. And there were 3 graduates from creative writing courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in North Dakota by 50%. 100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in North Dakota

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