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Associate’s Degrees in Writing Studies

309 Yearly Graduations
$27,100 Median Salary
$14,594 Median Debt
An associate's degree in writing is offered at 55 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 41% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.6% of writing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Writing Majors

In 2018-2019, 309 earned their associate's degree in writing. This makes it the 138th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in writing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 7,462
Master’s Degree 3,877
Basic Certificate 2,479
Associate’s Degree 309
Graduate Certificate 240
Doctor’s Degree 151
Undergraduate Certificate 111

Earnings of Writing Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in writing is $27,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $27,100 to a high of $27,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in writing is $14,594. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $17,516 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,672.

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The median monthly payment of a writing graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $152.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in writing. About 67.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 100
Women 209
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Writing

The racial-ethnic distribution of writing associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 73
White 160
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 32
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Writing Associate's Degree Students

There are 55 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in writing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
47 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for writing students seekingan associate's degree is Full Sail University. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,667 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,498 per year.

The writing program at Full Sail University awarded 47 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 64% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas
32 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Paso Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in writing. Each year, around 29,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 associate's degrees were handed out to writing majors at El Paso Community College. About 69% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

27 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Austin Community College District is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in writing. Each year, around 41,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their associate's degree in writing from Austin Community College District. About 67% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn, New York
23 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Kingsborough Community College. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 associate's degrees were handed out to writing majors at KCC. Of these students, 87% were women and 74% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

19 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in writing. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their associate's degree in writing from UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 89% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Nassau Community College

Garden City, New York
16 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nassau Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in writing. Roughly 16,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 associate's degrees were handed out to writing majors at Nassau Community College. About 44% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, Minnesota
15 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Normandale Community College. Roughly 9,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 associate's degrees were handed out to writing majors at Normandale Community College. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#8

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
13 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Southern Nevada comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in writing. Roughly 33,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their associate's degree in writing from CSN. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#9

Monroe Community College

Rochester, New York
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Monroe Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in writing. Roughly 11,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 associate's degrees were handed out to writing majors at Monroe Community College. Of these students, 67% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in writing. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The writing program at Sinclair Community College awarded 11 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 82% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Stark State College

North Canton, Ohio
11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Stark State College. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their associate's degree in writing from Stark State College.

10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tompkins Cortland Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in writing. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The writing program at Tompkins Cortland Community College awarded 10 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, Texas
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Del Mar College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in writing. Each year, around 12,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their associate's degree in writing from DMC. Of these students, 75% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fox Valley Technical College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in writing. Each year, around 12,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their associate's degree in writing from FVTC. Of these students, 88% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Anoka-Ramsey Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in writing. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their associate's degree in writing from Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus. Of these students, 71% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Hennepin Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in writing. Each year, around 6,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 associate's degrees were handed out to writing majors at North Hennepin Community College. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#16

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ferris State University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in writing. Each year, around 12,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,376 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,608 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their associate's degree in writing from Ferris. Of these students, 40% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Lansing Community College

Lansing, Michigan
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lansing Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in writing. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their associate's degree in writing from LCC. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#18

Reading Area Community College

Reading, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Reading Area Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in writing. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 associate's degrees were handed out to writing majors at RACC. Of these students, 75% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Grossmont College

El Cajon, California
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Grossmont College. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The writing program at Grossmont College awarded 4 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 25% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to writing that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General English Literature 2,780
Other English Literature 228
Literature 23

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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