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Writing Schools in Iowa

There are nine Iowa schools offering writing programs. In 2010, 80 students graduated with degrees from Iowa writing schools. 64 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 12 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

60 students graduate from programs in Iowa in writing, on average, every year. Out of those, 64 students graduated with a writing degree at the bachelor's level, 12 with a master's level degree, and four with a degree at the doctorate level.

Nine writing schools are located in this state. Out of these, while two schools are public, seven schools are private. Tuition at a public writing school varies from $6,997 to $7,008, while private writing school tuition varies from $18,760 to $30,860.

Average tuition for writing programs is $16,820. While the highest tuition for writing programs, which is $30,860 each year, is at Coe College, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $6,997 per year, is at Iowa State University.

Writing schools in Iowa offer bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Writing Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

60 students graduate from programs in Iowa in writing, on average, every year. Out of those, 64 students graduated with a writing degree at the bachelor's level, 12 with a master's level degree, and four with a degree at the doctorate level.

Writing Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 23
  • Bachelor 2007: 30
  • Bachelor 2008: 39
  • Bachelor 2009: 39
  • Bachelor 2010: 64
  • Master 2006: 0
  • Master 2007: 0
  • Master 2008: 1
  • Master 2009: 4
  • Master 2010: 12
  • Doctorate 2006: 0
  • Doctorate 2007: 0
  • Doctorate 2008: 0
  • Doctorate 2009: 0
  • Doctorate 2010: 4

Writing Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of 17 programs in writing. Of these programs, close to 76.5% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Writing Program Availability in Iowa

  • Bachelor: 13
  • Master: 2
  • Doctorate: 2

Career Trends

Technical Writers — Salary by Percentile

Technical Writers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32750
  • 25th Percentile: 37060
  • Median: 45440
  • 75th Percentile: 57180
  • 90th Percentile: 74310

Copy Writers — Salary by Percentile

Copy Writers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 20480
  • 25th Percentile: 26190
  • Median: 39880
  • 75th Percentile: 56110
  • 90th Percentile: 74010

Career Trends

Technical Writers — Employment Trend

Technical Writers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45980
  • Median Salary 2007: 47400
  • Median Salary 2008: 49410
  • Median Salary 2009: 47510
  • Median Salary 2010: 45440
  • Total Employed 2006: 380
  • Total Employed 2007: 410
  • Total Employed 2008: 460
  • Total Employed 2009: 460
  • Total Employed 2010: 550

Copy Writers — Employment Trend

Copy Writers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38630
  • Median Salary 2007: 38840
  • Median Salary 2008: 38490
  • Median Salary 2009: 38610
  • Median Salary 2010: 39880
  • Total Employed 2006: 450
  • Total Employed 2007: 460
  • Total Employed 2008: 360
  • Total Employed 2009: 410
  • Total Employed 2010: 300

Iowa vs National Writing Employment

Iowa vs National Writing Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 1.000% (850)

Writing Schools in Iowa

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1. Graceland University - Lamoni

1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-5000

Graceland University-Lamoni offers one program in writing and this school, which is very close to Lamoni, Iowa, is in a rural setting. GU is a 4-year institution. GU ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

2. Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 279-5321

Briar Cliff University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Sioux City, IA and this school offers one program in writing. This school is a 4-year institution.

3. Waldorf College

106 S Sixth St
Forest City, IA 50436-1713
(641) 585-2450

Waldorf College is located in Forest City, IA and this school offers one writing program. This very small school is a for-profit 4-year institution.

4. Coe College

1220 First Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092
(319) 399-8000

Coe College, which is 0.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Cedar Rapids, IA. It offers two writing programs. Students are offered two degrees at the bachelor's level in writing by it. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. It is the biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering writing in terms of programs.

5. Iowa State University

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

Iowa State University offers five writing programs. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in writing by it, two degrees at the master's level in writing, and two degrees at the doctorate level in writing. This university, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Ames, IA. Overall, 28,682 students seek degrees in 258 Iowa State University programs. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering writing.

6. The University of Northern Iowa

1222 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0005
(319) 273-2311

The University of Northern Iowa, which is near the center of the city, is in Cedar Falls, IA and it offers one writing program. This large university is one of 4 research universities in Iowa. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering writing programs.

7. Drake University

2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
(515) 271-2011

Drake University, which is near the center of the city, is in Des Moines, IA. This university offers two writing programs. Drake offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in writing. 5,616 students seek degrees in 80 Drake University programs, overall. Drake is the second largest institution in the state of Iowa offering writing in terms of programs.

8. Loras College

1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque, IA 52004-0178
(563) 588-7100

Loras College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1839. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Dubuque, IA. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa. It offers subjects such as teaching and computer science. This school offers students one associates level degree, 43 degrees at the bachelors level, and ten masters level degrees. In 2010, 1,562 students pursued degrees from the 51 programs at Loras. This liberal arts college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. Loras is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

9. Wartburg College

100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677-0903
(319) 352-8200

Wartburg College is located in Waverly, IA. It offers two writing programs. It offers two bachelor's level degrees in writing to students. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. This school is the fourth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering writing in terms of programs.

10. Northwestern College

101 Seventh St SW
Orange City, IA 51041
(712) 707-7000

Northwestern College is located in Orange City, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school offers two writing programs. Students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in writing by this small school. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution. Northwestern is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in writing.

11. Mount Mercy University

1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
(319) 363-8213

Mount Mercy University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1928. This school, which is 1.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. This school offers 44 bachelors level degrees and two masters level degrees to students. In 2010, 1,643 students pursued degrees from the 46 programs at this school. It offers subjects including healthcare management, history, and social work. This liberal arts college is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Board of Trustees. Mount Mercy is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

12. Dordt College

498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
(712) 722-6000

Dordt College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1955. It is in Sioux Center, IA. Students are offered three degrees at the associates level, 86 bachelors level degrees, and one masters level degree by it. In 2010, 1,360 students sought degrees from the 90 programs at this school. This school offers subjects such as information technology, visual communications, and chemistry. This liberal arts college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.