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Gainful Employment Disclosure for Creative Writing

Waldorf College OPE ID: 001895

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing?

Here are the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes for the occupations that this major prepares students to enter. We’ve also included links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net Web Site. For Creative Writing, the Credential Code is 03. The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code is 23.1302 – Creative Writing.

SOC Code
Occupations and Links to Occupational Profiles on the O*Net Website
25-1123.00 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary: English Professor, English Instructor, Professor, Instructor, General Education Instructor, Humanities Professor, English Teacher, Composition Instructor, Creative Writing Professor, ESL Instructor (English as a Second Language Instructor);
25-1199.00 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other:
27-3041.00 Editors: Editor, Managing Editor, Newspaper Copy Editor, Sports Editor, Copy Editor, News Editor, Features Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Copy Desk Chief;
27-3043.00 Writers and Authors:
27-3043.04 Copy Writers: Copywriter, Copy Writer, Account Executive, Advertising Copy Writer, Advertising Writer, Communications Specialist, Freelance Copywriter, Production Director, Advertising Associate, Web Content Writer;
27-3043.05 Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers: Author, Freelance Writer, Novelist, Songwriter, Lyricist, Book Reviewer, Creative Writer, Documentary Script Writer, Freelance Journalist, Librettist;

After graduation from Waldorf College, Creative Writing majors have also chosen to attend graduate school.

What is the job placement rate for Waldorf Creative Writing graduates?

How many graduates found a job in their chosen field or continued their education (graduate school or a bachelor’s degree in another academic major) within seven months of graduation?

33% of those graduating April - July 2010

100% of those graduating December 2009

50% of those graduating April - July 2009

How long does it take to complete a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing at Waldorf?

The normal timeframe for completing this program is four years. Our on-time graduation rate is based on program completion within four years.

Students may choose to take fewer courses per term, extending their timeframe for completing the program.

On-time graduation rate:

2006-07: 100%

2007-08: 100%

2008-09: 83%

2009-10: 67%

2010-11: 57%

How much does it cost to complete a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing at Waldorf?

Program costs are calculated by taking this year’s tuition, fees and room and room& board charges, and multiplying them by the four years expected to complete the program. Textbook costs and course fee calculations are based upon the recommended curriculum listed in the course catalog, using the 2010-11 rates for used textbooks and course fees. Textbook prices and course fees are subject to change. For majors with multiple tracks, the specific tracks or endorsements used for the calculation are indicated. Textbook costs and course fees will vary with the selection of alternate tracks, Endorsements, or course electives. Transportation and personal expenses have been estimated by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

Tuition: $71,600

Fees: $3,904

Room & Board: $25,480

Books & Supplies: $2,940

Transportation: $5,172

Personal Expenses: $6,912

TOTAL: $116,008


How much do students borrow to complete a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing at Waldorf?

In addition to grants and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, some graduates use loans to finance their education. The median debt for Waldorf Creative Writing graduates is:

Type of loan





Federal loans 0 $17,188 $24,675 $24,000
Private educational loans 0 0 0 0
Institution financing plan 0 0 0 0

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