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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
6,715
declining 6.58%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$7,143
growing 0.18%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$35,750
growing 2.72%
Average Wage
$69,974
growing 4.3%
People in Workforce
1.45M
growing 3.48%
Average Employee Age
43.6
growing 0.42%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Creative Writing and the types of students that study this field. Full Sail University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and Vermont College of Fine Arts have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Creative Writing. Tuition costs for Creative Writing majors are, on average, $7,143 for in-state public colleges, and $35,750 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Creative Writing programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ English graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most English majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for English majors, by average wage, is Offices of physicians.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in English in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in English is 43.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold English degrees, and White students earn the majority (4,555) of the degrees.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Creative Writing field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Creative Writing majors need many skills, but most especially Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Creative Writing majors need more than the average amount of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Negotiation.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Creative Writing majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Writing is very distinctive for majors, but the Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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