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Writing Schools in California

There are 40 California schools offering writing programs. 2,544 students graduated from programs at California writing schools in 2010. 1,859 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 616 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 1,621 students graduate from writing programs in California every year. This accounts for 18% of writing students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 36 students graduated with certificates in writing, 17 with an associate's level degree, 1,859 with a bachelor's level degree, 616 with a degree at the master's level, and 16 with a degree at the doctorate level.

40 writing schools are in California. Of these, 22 schools are public, while 18 schools are private. While tuition at a private writing school varies from $11,088 to $41,130, public writing school tuition varies from $4,810 to $11,232.

Average tuition for writing programs is $16,755. While the highest tuition for programs in writing, which is $41,130 each year, is at Pitzer College, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,810 per year, is at California State University-Long Beach.

Schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in writing.

Writing Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,621 students graduate from writing programs in California every year. This accounts for 18% of writing students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 36 students graduated with certificates in writing, 17 with an associate's level degree, 1,859 with a bachelor's level degree, 616 with a degree at the master's level, and 16 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Writing Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 16
  • Certificate 2007: 11
  • Certificate 2008: 15
  • Certificate 2009: 17
  • Certificate 2010: 36
  • Associate 2006: 9
  • Associate 2007: 10
  • Associate 2008: 13
  • Associate 2009: 11
  • Associate 2010: 17
  • Bachelor 2006: 173
  • Bachelor 2007: 199
  • Bachelor 2008: 211
  • Bachelor 2009: 187
  • Bachelor 2010: 1859
  • Master 2006: 343
  • Master 2007: 391
  • Master 2008: 459
  • Master 2009: 508
  • Master 2010: 616
  • Doctorate 2006: 0
  • Doctorate 2007: 0
  • Doctorate 2008: 0
  • Doctorate 2009: 0
  • Doctorate 2010: 16

Writing Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 67 writing programs. Of these programs, close to 40.3% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the associates level, and the doctoral level.

Writing Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 7
  • Associate: 6
  • Bachelor: 27
  • Master: 26
  • Doctorate: 1

Career Trends

Technical Writers — Salary by Percentile

Technical Writers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 46380
  • 25th Percentile: 59130
  • Median: 79270
  • 75th Percentile: 102010
  • 90th Percentile: 123320

Copy Writers — Salary by Percentile

Copy Writers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 35240
  • 25th Percentile: 44840
  • Median: 63310
  • 75th Percentile: 92510
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Career Trends

Technical Writers — Employment Trend

Technical Writers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 70420
  • Median Salary 2007: 73490
  • Median Salary 2008: 75680
  • Median Salary 2009: 77470
  • Median Salary 2010: 79270
  • Total Employed 2006: 6670
  • Total Employed 2007: 6810
  • Total Employed 2008: 6760
  • Total Employed 2009: 6830
  • Total Employed 2010: 5820

Copy Writers — Employment Trend

Copy Writers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 67450
  • Median Salary 2007: 66920
  • Median Salary 2008: 67540
  • Median Salary 2009: 63780
  • Median Salary 2010: 63310
  • Total Employed 2006: 5870
  • Total Employed 2007: 6390
  • Total Employed 2008: 6930
  • Total Employed 2009: 6370
  • Total Employed 2010: 6060

California vs National Writing Employment

California vs National Writing Employment

  • Employed in California: 13.981% (11880)

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1. California State University - Fresno

5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
(559) 278-4240

California State University-Fresno offers two writing programs. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in writing by FSU and one master's level degree in writing. Fresno State is 4.9 miles from the center of the city. 20,932 students seek degrees in 87 Fresno State programs, overall.

2. Saint Marys College of California

1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 631-4000

Saint Marys College of California is located in the suburbs of Moraga, California. This school offers two writing programs. This medium-sized school offers students two master's level writing degrees. This school is a 4-year institution. This school is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in writing.

3. The University of La Verne

1950 Third St
La Verne, CA 91750-4401
(909) 593-3511x4900

The University of La Verne offers one program in writing and La Verne is located in the suburbs of La Verne, California. This medium-sized school is a 4-year institution.

4. Berkeley City College

2050 Center St
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-2800

Berkeley City College offers two programs in writing. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in writing and one associate's level degree in writing. This college is located in the center of Berkeley. Overall, 6,659 students seek degrees in 42 Berkeley City College programs. It ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

5. Antioch University - Los Angeles

400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230-7615
(310) 578-1080

Antioch University-Los Angeles offers two writing programs. Out of those, AULA offers students one certificate in writing and one master's level degree in writing. This school is located in the suburbs of Culver City, California. Overall, 810 students pursue degrees in nine programs at Antioch.

6. The University of Redlands

1200 E. Colton Ave
Redlands, CA 92373-0999
(909) 793-2121

The University of Redlands is near the heart of downtown. Redlands offers two programs in writing. Students are offered two degrees at the bachelor's level in writing by it. It is a 4-year institution.

7. The Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
(800) 527-6847

The Otis College of Art and Design is near Los Angeles, CA and it offers one program in writing. It is one of 14 art colleges in California.

8. The California College of the Arts

5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
(510) 594-3600

The California College of the Arts, which is 2.4 miles from the center of the city, is in Oakland, CA. It offers two programs in writing. Out of those, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in writing and one master's level writing degree. It is one of 14 art colleges in California. CCA is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering writing in terms of programs.

9. The Dominican University of California

50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
(415) 457-4440

The Dominican University of California, which is near the heart of downtown, is in San Rafael, CA and it offers one program in writing. Overall, 2,266 students pursue degrees in 38 programs at this school.

10. La Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515-8247
(951) 785-2000

La Sierra University, which is near the center of the city, is in Riverside, CA and it offers one program in writing. 2,096 students seek degrees in 66 La SIerra programs, overall.

11. Pitzer College

1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 621-8000

Pitzer College is located in the suburbs of Claremont, California and Pitzer offers one writing program. Pitzer is a 4-year institution.

12. The California Institute of Integral Studies

1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 575-6100

Founded in 1968, the California Institute of Integral Studies is a 4-year institution. It is located in the center of San Francisco. CIIS offers one certificate, one degree at the bachelors level, eight masters level degrees, and five degrees at the doctoral level to students. 1,403 students pursued degrees from the ten programs at CIIS in 2010. This school offers subjects including healthcare administration, clinical psychology, and human resources. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits this school.

13. Claremont Graduate University

150 E Tenth St
Claremont, CA 91711-6160
(909) 621-8000

Claremont Graduate University offers one program in writing and this school is in the suburbs of Claremont, California. This liberal arts college is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California.

14. Mills College

5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
(510) 430-2255

Mills College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Oakland, CA and it offers one program in writing. It is a 4-year institution.

15. California State University - San Bernardino

5500 University Pky
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
(909) 537-5000

California State University-San Bernardino is near the heart of downtown and it offers one writing program. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

16. Grossmont College

8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020-1799
(619) 644-7000

Grossmont College offers two programs in writing. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in writing by it and one associate's level writing degree. It is located in the suburbs of El Cajon, California. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. This community college is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering writing in terms of programs.

17. The College of the Desert

43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-8041

The College of the Desert, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Palm Desert, CA. It offers two writing programs. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in writing and one degree at the associate's level in writing. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. In terms of programs, it is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering writing.

18. Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619-1699
(510) 436-1000

Founded in 1868, Holy Names University is a 4-year institution. HNU, which is near the center of the city, is located in Oakland, CA. This school offers students ten certificates, 30 degrees at the bachelors level, and 21 masters level degrees. In 2010, 1,164 students pursued degrees from the 48 programs at HNU. HNU offers subjects such as biology and business writing. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it.

19. Providence Christian College

1539 East Howard Street
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 696-4000

Providence Christian College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Pasadena, CA and it offers one program in writing. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution.

20. Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4000

Pepperdine University is located in the suburbs of Malibu, California. It offers two programs in writing. Pepperdine offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in writing. It is a 4-year institution.

21. The University of California - Berkeley

University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-6000

The University of California-Berkeley is 1.0 miles from the center of the city. This university offers three writing programs. Of those, it offers one bachelor's level degree in writing to students, one writing degree at the master's level, and one degree at the doctorate level in writing. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the second largest institution in the state of California offering writing.

22. Chapman University

One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 997-6815

Chapman University offers two writing programs. More specifically, Chapman offers one bachelor's level degree in writing to students and one master's level degree in writing. It is located in the center of Orange. This school is the seventh oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in writing.

23. National University

11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
(800) 628-8648

National University offers one writing program and this school is located in La Jolla, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. 16,249 students seek degrees in 93 programs at NU, overall.

24. Humboldt State University

1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3011

Humboldt State University is located in town of Arcata, California and it offers one writing program. It is a public 4-year institution.

25. Notre Dame de Namur University

1500 Ralston Ave
Belmont, CA 94002-1908
(650) 508-3500

Notre Dame de Namur University offers one program in writing and NDNU is in the suburbs of Belmont, California. It is a 4-year institution.

26. The University of California - Irvine

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-5011

The University of California-Irvine offers one writing program and UC Irvine is 3.7 miles from the center of the city. 26,994 students pursue degrees in 187 programs at UC Irvine, overall.

27. California State University - Chico

First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929-0150
(530) 898-6116

California State University-Chico is 0.5 miles from the center of the city and this school offers one writing program. Cal State-Chico is a public 4-year institution.

28. California State University - Fullerton

800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
(657) 278-2011

California State University-Fullerton offers two programs in writing. Out of those, CSUF offers one bachelor's level degree in writing to students and one master's level degree in writing. It is near the center of the city. Overall, 35,590 students pursue degrees in 98 programs at this big school. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of California offering writing in terms of programs.

29. American River College

4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841-4286
(916) 484-8011

American River College is in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. It offers two programs in writing. Specifically, this college offers one certificate in writing to students and one writing degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the largest institution in the state of California offering writing.

30. Point Loma Nazarene University

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106-2899
(619) 849-2200

Point Loma Nazarene University offers one writing program and PLNU, which is 5.5 miles from the center of the city, is in San Diego, CA. 3,561 students seek degrees in 70 PLNU programs, overall.

31. De Anza College

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 864-5678

De Anza College, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Cupertino, CA. It offers two writing programs. Specifically, this college offers one certificate in writing to students and one degree at the associate's level in writing. Overall, 23,630 students seek degrees in 101 programs at this college. It is the third largest institution in the state of California offering writing.

32. California State University - East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
(510) 885-3000

California State University-East Bay offers one writing program and CSU East Bay, which is 1.2 miles from the center of the city, is located in Hayward, CA. CSUEB is a public, 4-year, research institution.

33. Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
(562) 938-4111

Long Beach City College is 2.4 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in writing. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in writing by this college and one writing degree at the associate's level. Overall, 26,517 students pursue degrees in 179 Long Beach City College programs. In terms of programs, this community college is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering writing.

34. San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

San Jose State University is near the center of the city. It offers three programs in writing. Specifically, it offers one degree at the bachelor's level in writing to students and two master's level degrees in writing. San Jose State is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, it is the third largest institution in the state of California offering writing.

35. Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777

Founded in 1957, Foothill College is a public 2-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Los Altos Hills, California. This school offers students 77 certificates and 73 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 17,474 students sought degrees from the 79 programs at this large school. It offers subjects including healthcare and acting. This school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

36. San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-1111

San Francisco State University is 4.8 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers three programs in writing. More specifically, students are offered two degrees at the bachelor's level in writing by it and one master's level writing degree. Overall, 29,718 students pursue degrees in 138 programs at this big university.

37. California State University - Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111

California State University-Long Beach offers two programs in writing. Of those, it offers students one writing degree at the bachelor's level and one master's level writing degree. The Beach is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown. CSULB is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering writing in terms of programs.

38. The University of California - Riverside

900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-1012

The University of California-Riverside offers two writing programs. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level writing degree by it and one master's level writing degree. UC Riverside is 4.1 miles from the heart of downtown. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

39. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

One Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-1111

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is located in the suburbs of San Luis Obispo, California and it offers one program in writing. This research university is one of 28 research universities in California. This university is the fifth largest institution in the state of California offering writing in terms of programs.

40. San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200

San Diego State University is 6.4 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers three programs in writing. Of those, students are offered one writing degree at the bachelor's level by SDSU and two degrees at the master's level in writing. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

41. The University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-5555

The University of San Francisco offers one writing program and this school is near the center of the city. 9,557 students pursue degrees in 93 University of San Francisco programs, overall.

42. California State University - Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200

California State University-Northridge offers two programs in writing. Out of those, this school offers one degree at the bachelor's level in writing to students and one degree at the master's level in writing. Cal State Northridge is in the center of Northridge. It is a public 4-year institution.

43. California State University - Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000

California State University-Los Angeles is 4.2 miles from the center of the city and it offers one writing program. This research university is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering writing in terms of programs.