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240 Yearly Graduations
$32,870 Median Debt
73% Women
There are 86 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in writing. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 18% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.8% of writing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Writing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 240 students earned their graduate certificate in writing. This earns it the #57 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate 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 Graduate Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in writing is $32,870. 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, $32,870 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $32,870.

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The median monthly payment of a writing graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $383.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in writing. About 72.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 65
Women 175
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Writing

The racial-ethnic distribution of writing graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 186
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 15
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Writing Graduate Certificate Students

There are 86 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in writing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
53 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for writing students seekinga graduate certificate is University of Iowa. Each year, around 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their graduate certificate in writing from Iowa. About 75% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Indiana University - East

Richmond, Indiana
33 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Indiana University - East. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,895 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,264 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 graduate certificates were handed out to writing majors at IU East. About 79% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Arizona University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in writing. Each year, around 30,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their graduate certificate in writing from NAU. Of these students, 90% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in writing. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their graduate certificate in writing from SNHU. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#3

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Kentucky University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in writing. Each year, around 15,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,912 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,034 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 graduate certificates were handed out to writing majors at NKU. Of these students, 70% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women

University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in writing. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,495 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,760 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their graduate certificate in writing from UA Little Rock.

#7

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in writing. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in writing from UNT. About 71% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is The University of Texas at San Antonio. Roughly 32,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,510 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,771 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 graduate certificates were handed out to writing majors at UTSA. About 71% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Sciences comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in writing. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,983 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,168 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificates were handed out to writing majors at USciences. About 50% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Louisiana Tech University. Roughly 11,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,592 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificates were handed out to writing majors at Louisiana Tech.

6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Nebraska at Omaha. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,224 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,558 per year.

The writing program at University of Nebraska at Omaha awarded 6 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Buffalo is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in writing. Roughly 31,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificates were handed out to writing majors at University at Buffalo. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#13

Antioch University - Los Angeles

Culver City, California
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Antioch University - Los Angeles. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,416 per year.

The writing program at Antioch University - Los Angeles awarded 5 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 14th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Missouri - St Louis. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,079 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,007 per year.

The writing program at University of Missouri - St Louis awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#14

Radford University

Radford, Virginia
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Radford University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in writing. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,922 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,915 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in writing from Radford. Of these students, 50% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in writing. Roughly 27,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,752 per year.

The writing program at University of Arkansas awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Wright State University - Main Campus is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in writing. Roughly 12,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,298 per year.

The writing program at Wright State University - Main Campus awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to writing majors at BGSU.

#14

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

University of Alabama in Huntsville comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in writing. Each year, around 9,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,632 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in writing from UAH.

#20

Plymouth State University

Plymouth, New Hampshire
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Plymouth State University. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,630 per year.

The writing program at Plymouth State University awarded 3 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to writing that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General English Literature 35
Other English Literature 24
Literature 9

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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