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Creative Writing Schools In Wisconsin

Wisconsin has 6 accredited creative writing schools where creative writing faculty who teach creative writing classes 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 Wisconsin, which encompasses creative writing training at the following levels:


  1. Beloit College

    700 College St, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511-5595

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Cardinal Stritch University

    6801 N Yates Rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217-3985

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Lakeland College

    W3718 South Drive, Cth M, Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Northland College

    1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, Wisconsin 54806-3999

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Saint Norbert College

    100 Grant St, De Pere, Wisconsin 54115-2099

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1380

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Wisconsin Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Wisconsin 820
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Wisconsin.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Wisconsin

980 1,080 1,120 1,030 820
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of creative writing professionals is shrinking in Wisconsin. There were 160 less creative writing professionals working in Wisconsin in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Wisconsin, this field has shrunk by 16% in four years. This decline is faster 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 Wisconsin

$38,400 $42,120 $45,740 $48,890 $49,930
$43,308 $43,685 $45,556 $47,117 $48,374
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by creative writing professionals is increasing in Wisconsin. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $38,400 per year, and in 2010 they made $49,930 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Wisconsin

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This represents a 23% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Wisconsin state, within the field of creative writing, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid creative writing professionals earn 155% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Wisconsin

Creative Writing

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

Educational Trends

Creative Writing programs available for each degree type for all schools in Wisconsin


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited creative writing schools in Wisconsin is decreasing. In 2006, 41 students graduated from creative writing courses in Wisconsin. And in 2010, 36 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Wisconsin by 12%. 83% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Wisconsin

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