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Writing Studies at The City College of New York

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Writing Studies at The City College of New York

If you plan to study writing studies, take a look at what The City College of New York has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

CCNY is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 15,227.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Writing Studies section at the bottom of this page.

CCNY Writing Studies Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Writing

CCNY Writing Studies Rankings

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In 2021, 20 students received their master’s degree in writing from CCNY. This makes it the #47 most popular school for writing master’s degree candidates in the country.

Writing Student Demographics at CCNY

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the writing majors at The City College of New York.

CCNY Writing Studies Master’s Program

65% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 35% of writing master's degrees went to men and 65% went to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 31% men graduate in writing each year. CCNY does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 4% more men than average.


In the writing master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 65% of degree recipients. That is 36% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from The City College of New York with a master's in writing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 7
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

CCNY also has a doctoral program available in writing. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Writing Grads May Go Into

A degree in writing can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for The City College of New York.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Editors 19,140 $83,070
English Language and Literature Professors 7,700 $92,170
Writers and Authors 7,410 $86,380
Professors 6,440 $112,000
Technical Writers 2,460 $76,380


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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