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Creative Writing Schools In Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, there are 4 accredited schools where creative writing classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in creative writing in the state of Oklahoma, which encompasses creative writing training at the following levels:


  1. Southern Nazarene University

    6729 NW 39th Expy, Bethany, Oklahoma 73008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Central Oklahoma

    100 N University Dr, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

    107 Whitehurst, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-1015

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

    660 Parrington Oval, Norman, Oklahoma 73019-3072

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Oklahoma Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Oklahoma 400
National 40,980

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

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Oklahoma

560 570 560 490 400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Oklahoma, creative writing is a shrinking field. In Oklahoma, 160 less creative writing professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 29% decline in the field. This is faster 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 Oklahoma

$58,960 $66,330 $39,890 $40,180 $41,220
$38,070 $39,720 $40,527 $41,574 $42,968
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to creative writing professionals are declining in Oklahoma. Creative writing professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $58,960 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $41,220 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Oklahoma

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, creative writing professionals' salaries declined by 43% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of Oklahoma, 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 209%

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Oklahoma

Creative Writing

In Oklahoma, 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 Oklahoma


As the number of creative writing professionals is decreasing in Oklahoma state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited creative writing schools in Oklahoma state is increasing. In 2006, 9 students graduated from creative writing courses in Oklahoma. And in 2010, 23 students graduated.

This represents a 156% increase in the number of creative writing degree or certificate school graduates in Oklahoma state. 60% of these graduates received a master's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Oklahoma

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