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Bachelor’s Degrees in Writing Studies

7,462 Yearly Graduations
$27,350 Median Salary
$23,259 Median Debt
There are 444 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in writing. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 28% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.0% of writing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Writing Majors

In 2018-2019, 7,462 bachelor's degrees were awarded to writing majors. This earns it the #62 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in writing is $27,350. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $21,175 and the high is $32,375.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in writing is $23,259. 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, $26,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,000.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $241.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in writing. About 68.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,350
Women 5,112
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Writing

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 225
Black or African American 616
Hispanic or Latino 838
White 4,969
International Students 147
Other Races/Ethnicities 667
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Writing Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 444 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in writing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
399 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for writing students seekinga bachelor's degree is Southern New Hampshire University. Roughly 113,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 399 bachelor's degrees were handed out to writing majors at SNHU. Of these students, 76% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

300 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. Roughly 32,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

The writing program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 300 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 66% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
233 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is George Mason University. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 233 bachelor's degrees were handed out to writing majors at GMU. About 70% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
232 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Full Sail University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in writing. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 232 people received their bachelor's degree in writing from Full Sail University. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#5

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
207 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Each year, around 51,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 207 people received their bachelor's degree in writing from UMN Twin Cities. Of these students, 62% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
200 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Old Dominion University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in writing. Roughly 23,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,029 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,207 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 200 people received their bachelor's degree in writing from Old Dominion. About 64% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
166 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Roughly 17,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

The writing program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania awarded 166 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
141 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Tech University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in writing. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 141 people received their bachelor's degree in writing from Texas Tech. Of these students, 60% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
138 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of North Texas. Each year, around 39,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

The writing program at University of North Texas awarded 138 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
131 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Mexico - Main Campus is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in writing. Each year, around 22,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,156 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 131 bachelor's degrees were handed out to writing majors at UNM. Of these students, 60% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

126 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in writing. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,278 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,017 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 126 people received their bachelor's degree in writing from BGSU. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#12

Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts
123 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Emerson College. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $48,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,624 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 123 bachelor's degrees were handed out to writing majors at Emerson. Of these students, 80% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
122 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas State University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in writing. Roughly 38,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,052 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,751 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 122 bachelor's degrees were handed out to writing majors at Texas State. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#14

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington
117 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Western Washington University. Roughly 16,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,215 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,806 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 people received their bachelor's degree in writing from WWU. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#15

Miami University - Oxford

Oxford, Ohio
106 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Miami University - Oxford. Roughly 19,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,677 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 106 people received their bachelor's degree in writing from Miami University - Oxford. Of these students, 74% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
79 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in writing. Roughly 43,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The writing program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 79 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

75 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in writing. Roughly 47,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 people received their bachelor's degree in writing from UW Seattle. About 67% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

74 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan State University of Denver comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in writing. Each year, around 20,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,432 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,892 per year.

The writing program at Metropolitan State University of Denver awarded 74 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 58% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

64 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The University of Texas at Austin. Roughly 51,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

The writing program at The University of Texas at Austin awarded 64 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 64% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
63 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clemson University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in writing. Roughly 25,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,118 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,600 per year.

The writing program at Clemson University awarded 63 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 68% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General English Literature 34,070
Other English Literature 580
Literature 574

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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