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Creative Writing Schools In Oregon

In Oregon, there are 5 accredited schools where creative writing classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of creative writing and creative writing training in Oregon, which includes creative writing training at the following levels:


  1. Linfield College

    900 SE Baker, McMinnville, Oregon 97128-6894

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Oregon State University

    Corvallis, Oregon 97331

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Oregon

    110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, Oregon 97403

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Pacific University

    2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

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

    724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Oregon 540
National 40,980

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

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Oregon

550 590 550 540 540
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Oregon, creative writing is a shrinking field. 10 less creative writing professionals were working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 2% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of creative writing professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of creative writing professionals has shrunk by 5% from 2006 to 2010.

Creative Writing VS. All Professions salaries in Oregon

$54,880 $53,090 $50,430 $50,400 $55,500
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
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 Oregon. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $54,880 per year, and in 2010 they made $55,500 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Oregon

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 1%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of creative writing, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid creative writing professionals earning 194% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Oregon state.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Oregon

Creative Writing

In Oregon, 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 Oregon


As the number of creative writing professionals is decreasing in Oregon state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited creative writing schools in Oregon state is increasing. In 2006, 42 students graduated from creative writing courses in Oregon. And in 2010, 117 students graduated.

Thus there was a 179% percent increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Oregon. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a master's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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