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Creative Writing Schools in West Virginia

There are three West Virginia schools offering creative writing programs. In 2010, 17 students graduated with degrees from West Virginia creative writing schools. 11 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and six students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

18 students graduate from creative writing programs in this state, on average, per year. Out of those, six students graduated with a degree in creative writing at the bachelor's level and 11 with a degree at the master's level.

Three creative writing schools are located in this state. And of these, one school is public, while two schools are private. While tuition at a public creative writing school is $5,406, private creative writing school tuition varies from $22,204 to $23,980.

Average tuition for creative writing programs is $13,236. The lowest tuition in this southeastern state, which is $5,406 per year, is at West Virginia University, while the highest tuition for creative writing programs, which is $23,980 per year, is at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Schools in this state offer bachelors degrees and masters degrees for students pursing creative writing.

Creative Writing Program Completions in West Virginia 2006 - 2010

18 students graduate from creative writing programs in this state, on average, per year. Out of those, six students graduated with a degree in creative writing at the bachelor's level and 11 with a degree at the master's level.

Creative Writing Program Completions in West Virginia 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 1
  • Bachelor 2007: 7
  • Bachelor 2008: 8
  • Bachelor 2009: 7
  • Bachelor 2010: 6
  • Master 2006: 4
  • Master 2007: 10
  • Master 2008: 11
  • Master 2009: 5
  • Master 2010: 11

Creative Writing Program Availability in West Virginia

Schools in West Virginia offer a total of three programs in creative writing. Of these programs, around 66% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level.

Creative Writing Program Availability in West Virginia

  • Bachelor: 2
  • Master: 1

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: 17520
  • 25th Percentile: 23200
  • Median: 29380
  • 75th Percentile: 40290
  • 90th Percentile: 77980

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: 31180
  • Median Salary 2007: 29660
  • Median Salary 2008: 24130
  • Median Salary 2009: 24220
  • Median Salary 2010: 29380
  • Total Employed 2006: 130
  • Total Employed 2007: 170
  • Total Employed 2008: 110
  • Total Employed 2009: 80
  • Total Employed 2010: 100

West Virginia vs National Creative Writing Employment

West Virginia vs National Creative Writing Employment

  • Employed in West Virginia: 0.244% (100)

Creative Writing Schools in West Virginia

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1. Alderson Broaddus College

101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, WV 26416-2035
(304) 457-1700

Alderson Broaddus College is located in Philippi, WV and A-B offers one creative writing program. This very small school is one of 8 liberal arts colleges in West Virginia. It is the second oldest institution in the state of West Virginia offering programs in creative writing.

2. Wheeling Jesuit University

316 Washington Ave
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 243-2000

Wheeling Jesuit University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1954. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Wheeling, WV. Wheeling Jesuit offers students 34 degrees at the bachelors level, five degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level. In 2010, 1,363 students pursued degrees from the 37 programs at this school. It offers subjects such as math, computer science, and language. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it. It is one of 8 liberal arts colleges in West Virginia.

3. West Virginia Wesleyan College

59 College Ave
Buckhannon, WV 26201-2994
(304) 473-8000

West Virginia Wesleyan College offers one program in creative writing and this school is located in town of Buckhannon, West Virginia. It is a 4-year institution. This liberal arts college is the largest institution in the state of West Virginia offering creative writing.

4. West Virginia University

Stewart Hall- University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26506-6201
(304) 293-0111

West Virginia University offers one creative writing program and West Virginia, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Morgantown, WV. Overall, 29,306 students seek degrees in 177 programs at this university. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of West Virginia.