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2023 Writing Popularity

There are about 2,643 students enrolled in Writing in the USA.

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Writing is the 243rd most popular degree in America, with 731 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #244 Japanese Language and Literature, and narrowly lost to #242 Agricultural Teacher Education.

The degree is offered at a total of 91 colleges across the nation, and is the 185th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 2% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that 32% of colleges offering writing are public making it a relatively inaccessible field.

The great lakes produces the most writing graduates, largely led by DePauw University, while it’s the Big Twelve Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, Michigan ranks highest, with particular help from Aquinas College and Calvin University.

All that being said, no individual school produces more writing graduates than University of North Alabama, which graduated 64 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study writing). More students studied writing as a percentage of total students at Champlain College than any other college.

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