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 writing degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,610 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

14% above average compared to other degrees

$ 24,060 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

20% above average compared to other degrees

$ 37,087 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

15% above average compared to other degrees

What do writing graduates earn?

Writing students make an average of $56,349 per year after graduation. This is 16% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 56,349 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 23% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular writing schools in the US

There are 214 schools in the US that offer a writing degree. The writing schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are San Diego State University, The University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in writing per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
San Diego State University$7,460
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
Northwestern University$52,678
Temple University$16,658
Washington University in St Louis$51,533
University of Iowa$8,965
Ohio University-Main Campus$11,896
University of Georgia$11,818
Arizona State University-Tempe$10,792
The University of Tampa$28,426

Top US schools for a writing degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering writing degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Northwestern University9%$52,678
Washington University in St Louis16%$51,533
Berea College35%$25,760
San Diego State University35%$7,460
The University of Texas at Austin36%$10,398
Denison University37%$50,440
Mississippi College39%$17,392
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon41%$6,000
Texas Christian University41%$44,760
Eastern Michigan University45%$12,019

Cheapest US schools for a writing degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a writing degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Mesa Community College$2,094
El Paso Community College$2,746
Allen County Community College$3,584
Salt Lake Community College$3,781
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German$5,898
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon$6,000
Delta College$6,080
Georgia Southern University$6,356
Lansing Community College$6,560
California State University-Fresno$6,585


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