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Creative Writing Schools in Virginia

There are eight schools in the state of Virginia offering creative writing programs. 106 students graduated from programs at Virginia creative writing schools in 2010. 89 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 17 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

96 students graduate from programs in this state in creative writing, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of creative writing students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 17 students graduated with a bachelor's level creative writing degree and 89 with a degree at the master's level.

Eight creative writing schools are located in this state. And of these, while three schools are private, five schools are public. While private creative writing school tuition varies from $29,254 to $30,195, tuition at a public creative writing school varies from $6,214 to $10,828.

Average tuition for creative writing programs is $12,826. The lowest tuition in Virginia, which is $6,214 per year, is at Old Dominion University, while the highest tuition for programs in creative writing, which is $30,195 every year, is at Sweet Briar College.

Creative writing schools in this southern state offer bachelors degrees and masters degrees.

Creative Writing Program Completions in Virginia 2006 - 2010

96 students graduate from programs in this state in creative writing, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of creative writing students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 17 students graduated with a bachelor's level creative writing degree and 89 with a degree at the master's level.

Creative Writing Program Completions in Virginia 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 7
  • Bachelor 2007: 5
  • Bachelor 2008: 16
  • Bachelor 2009: 13
  • Bachelor 2010: 17
  • Master 2006: 66
  • Master 2007: 75
  • Master 2008: 70
  • Master 2009: 65
  • Master 2010: 89

Creative Writing Program Availability in Virginia

Schools in this state offer a total of eight programs in creative writing. Of these programs, close to 75% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the bachelors level.

Creative Writing Program Availability in Virginia

  • Bachelor: 2
  • Master: 6

Career Trends

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Salary by Percentile

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Salary by Percentile

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33650
  • 25th Percentile: 41500
  • Median: 56870
  • 75th Percentile: 74990
  • 90th Percentile: 99350

Career Trends

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Employment Trend

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Employment Trend

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 48920
  • Median Salary 2007: 53310
  • Median Salary 2008: 56590
  • Median Salary 2009: 58120
  • Median Salary 2010: 56870
  • Total Employed 2006: 1500
  • Total Employed 2007: 1450
  • Total Employed 2008: 1250
  • Total Employed 2009: 1460
  • Total Employed 2010: 1410

Virginia vs National Creative Writing Employment

Virginia vs National Creative Writing Employment

  • Employed in Virginia: 3.441% (1410)

Creative Writing Schools in Virginia

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1. Hollins University

7916 Williamson Rd NW
Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-6000

Hollins University offers one program in creative writing and Hollins is located in the suburbs of Roanoke, Virginia. It is one of 23 liberal arts colleges in Virginia. This school is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Virginia offering creative writing.

2. Emory and Henry College

30461 Garnand Drive
Emory, VA 24327-0947
(276) 944-4121

Founded in 1836, Emory and Henry College is a 4-year institution. E&H, which is very close to Emory, Virginia, is located in a rural area. It offers 64 degrees at the bachelors level and four masters level degrees to students. In 2010, 980 students sought degrees from the 65 programs at E&H. It offers subjects such as computer science, graphic design, and music. This liberal arts college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. E&H Is one of 23 liberal arts colleges in Virginia.

3. Sweet Briar College

134 Chapel Drive
Sweet Briar, VA 24595-9998
(434) 381-6100

Sweet Briar College, which is very close to Sweet Briar, Virginia, is in a rural area and SBC offers one creative writing program. Overall, 760 students seek degrees in 41 programs at this liberal arts college. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Virginia offering programs in creative writing.

4. Virginia Commonwealth University

910 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23284-2512
(804) 828-0100

Virginia Commonwealth University, which is near the center of the city, is in Richmond, VA and this university offers one program in creative writing. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Virginia offering creative writing programs.

5. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131
(540) 231-6000

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers one creative writing program and it is located in the center of Blacksburg. This public university is one of 4 institutions with a medical school in Virginia. In terms of programs, it is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Virginia offering creative writing.

6. Randolph College

2500 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24503-1555
(434) 947-8000

Randolph College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Lynchburg, VA and Randolph offers one program in creative writing. It is one of 23 liberal arts colleges in Virginia. In terms of enrollment, it ranks third in the state of Virginia.

7. George Mason University

4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
(703) 993-1000

George Mason University is located in the suburbs of Fairfax, Virginia and George Mason offers one program in creative writing. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the largest institution in the state of Virginia offering creative writing.

8. The University of Virginia

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 924-0311

The University of Virginia is located in the suburbs of Charlottesville, Virginia and Virginia offers one program in creative writing. Virginia is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, this public university is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Virginia offering creative writing.

9. Old Dominion University

5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-3000

Old Dominion University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Norfolk, VA and this university offers one program in creative writing. It is one of 8 research universities in Virginia. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Virginia offering programs in creative writing.