In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for a creative writing degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,846 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

29% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,022 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

25% above average compared to other degrees

$ 38,611 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

19% above average compared to other degrees

What do creative writing graduates earn?

Creative writing students make an average of $54,153 per year after graduation. This is 19% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 54,153 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 27% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees


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