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Writing Schools in Massachusetts

There are 13 Massachusetts schools offering writing programs. 381 students graduated from programs at Massachusetts writing schools in 2010. 279 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 100 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

354 students graduate from writing programs in Massachusetts, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from writing programs. Of those, two students graduated with writing certificates, 279 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 100 with a degree at the master's level.

13 writing schools are in Massachusetts. Out of these, while seven schools are private, six schools are public. While public writing school tuition varies from $7,053 to $11,917, tuition at a private writing school varies from $29,525 to $41,982.

Average tuition for writing programs is $20,683. The highest tuition for writing programs, which is $41,982 per year, is at Bard College at Simon's Rock, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,053 per year, is at Fitchburg State University.

Writing schools in Massachusetts offer certificates, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Writing Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

354 students graduate from writing programs in Massachusetts, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from writing programs. Of those, two students graduated with writing certificates, 279 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 100 with a degree at the master's level.

Writing Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 1
  • Certificate 2010: 2
  • Bachelor 2006: 172
  • Bachelor 2007: 203
  • Bachelor 2008: 228
  • Bachelor 2009: 270
  • Bachelor 2010: 279
  • Master 2006: 119
  • Master 2007: 96
  • Master 2008: 99
  • Master 2009: 115
  • Master 2010: 100

Writing Program Availability in Massachusetts

Schools in this state offer a total of 23 programs in writing. Of these programs, approximately 56.5% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level.

Writing Program Availability in Massachusetts

  • Certificate: 3
  • Bachelor: 13
  • Master: 7

Career Trends

Technical Writers — Salary by Percentile

Technical Writers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 50990
  • 25th Percentile: 63840
  • Median: 80460
  • 75th Percentile: 99130
  • 90th Percentile: 116670

Copy Writers — Salary by Percentile

Copy Writers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33290
  • 25th Percentile: 42490
  • Median: 56600
  • 75th Percentile: 70640
  • 90th Percentile: 90960

Career Trends

Technical Writers — Employment Trend

Technical Writers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 68640
  • Median Salary 2007: 72460
  • Median Salary 2008: 78800
  • Median Salary 2009: 80620
  • Median Salary 2010: 80460
  • Total Employed 2006: 2320
  • Total Employed 2007: 2520
  • Total Employed 2008: 2480
  • Total Employed 2009: 2480
  • Total Employed 2010: 2010

Copy Writers — Employment Trend

Copy Writers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 48590
  • Median Salary 2007: 53100
  • Median Salary 2008: 55870
  • Median Salary 2009: 56870
  • Median Salary 2010: 56600
  • Total Employed 2006: 1010
  • Total Employed 2007: 860
  • Total Employed 2008: 840
  • Total Employed 2009: 840
  • Total Employed 2010: 970

Massachusetts vs National Writing Employment

Massachusetts vs National Writing Employment

  • Employed in Massachusetts: 3.507% (2980)

Writing Schools in Massachusetts

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1. Emerson College

120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116-4624
(617) 824-8500

Emerson College, which is 0.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Boston, MA. Emerson offers two programs in writing. Of those, students are offered one writing degree at the bachelor's level by this school and one degree at the master's level in writing. This school is a 4-year institution.

2. Bard College at Simon's Rock

84 Alford Rd
Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702
(413) 644-4400

Bard College at Simon's Rock offers one program in writing and Simons Rock is in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this liberal arts college is the second biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering writing.

3. Lesley University

29 Everett St
Cambridge, MA 02138-2790
(617) 868-9600

Lesley University, which is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Cambridge, MA and this school offers one writing program. This school is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering writing.

4. Hampshire College

893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002-5001
(413) 549-4600

Hampshire College offers one writing program and it is located in town of Amherst, Massachusetts. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering writing in terms of programs.

5. Brandeis University

415 South St
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
(781) 736-2000

Brandeis University offers one writing program and Bramdeis, which is 1.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Waltham, MA. This university is one of 11 research universities in Massachusetts.

6. The University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Rd
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
(508) 999-8000

The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is located in the suburbs of North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This university offers two programs in writing. Of those, students are offered one writing certificate by this university and one master's level writing degree. 9,432 students seek degrees in 99 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth programs, overall. UMass Dartmouth is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in writing.

7. Suffolk University

8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill
Boston, MA 02108-2770
(617) 573-8000

Founded in 1906, Suffolk University is a 4-year institution. Suffolk is located in the center of Boston. It is the 15th biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts. It offers subjects including business management, communications, and language. This school offers students 17 certificates, seven degrees at the associates level, 97 bachelors level degrees, 45 degrees at the masters level, and five doctoral level degrees. 9,068 students sought degrees from the 119 programs at Suffolk in 2010. Suffolk is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

8. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
(617) 253-1000

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers one program in writing and this university, which is 1.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Cambridge, MA. It is a 4-year research institution. In terms of programs, it is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering writing.

9. Salem State University

352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA 1970
(978) 542-6000

Salem State University is located in the suburbs of Salem, Massachusetts. This school offers three programs in writing. Students are offered three degrees at the bachelor's level in writing by it. It is a public 4-year institution. This medium-sized school ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Massachusetts.

10. Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
(413) 782-3111

Western New England University offers one program in writing and WNE, which is near the center of the city, is located in Springfield, MA. WNE is a 4-year institution.

11. The University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 1003
(413) 545-0111

The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers one writing program. Overall, 27,569 students seek degrees in 218 programs at Massachusetts. This large university is the fourth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering writing.

12. The University of Massachusetts - Lowell

1 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854-5104
(978) 934-4000

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell is in the suburbs of Lowell, Massachusetts and it offers one program in writing. 14,702 students pursue degrees in 120 UML programs, overall. UMass Lowell is the oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering writing programs.

13. Bridgewater State University

131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 2325
(508) 531-1000

Bridgewater State University is located in the suburbs of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. This school offers two programs in writing. Of those, students are offered one writing degree at the bachelor's level by BSU and one master's level degree in writing. 11,201 students seek degrees in 147 BSU programs, overall. In terms of programs, this liberal arts college is the third biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering writing.

14. Fitchburg State University

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
(978) 345-2151

Fitchburg State University offers one writing program and it is located in the suburbs of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Overall, 6,771 students pursue degrees in 83 programs at Fitchburg State. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in writing.