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Creative Writing Schools In South Dakota

In South Dakota, there is only one accredited school where creative writing classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the creative writing academic community in South Dakota, and the future trends in creative writing training at the creative writing bachelors degree level.


  1. Dakota Wesleyan University

    1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301-4398

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

South Dakota 40
National 40,980

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

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In South Dakota

40 0 50 60 40
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Creative Writing is a shrinking field in South Dakota. This represents a 0% 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 South Dakota

$39,440 $36,790 $38,520 $38,750 $40,790
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Dakota, as the number of creative writing professionals is declining, the salaries earned by creative writing professionals are increasing. Creative writing professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $39,440 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $40,790 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in South Dakota

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This represents a growth in salaries of 3%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 144% 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 South Dakota.

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

Creative Writing

Creative writing professionals in South 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 South Dakota


Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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