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Best Creative Writing Colleges in California

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Creative Writing degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 35 Creative Writing schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Creative Writing Colleges in California for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 6 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 184 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 110 Bachelor's degrees, and 74 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
2 University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA

University of California-Riverside offers 6 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 244 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 168 Bachelor's degrees, and 76 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
3 Chapman University Orange, CA

Chapman University offers 4 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 78 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 42 Bachelor's degrees, and 36 Master's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
4 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 20 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 20 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
5 University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA

University of California-Irvine offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 26 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 26 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
6 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA

University of San Francisco offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 56 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 56 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
7 San Diego State University San Diego, CA

San Diego State University offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 46 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 46 Master's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
8 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 102 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 102 Master's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
9 University of Redlands Redlands, CA

University of Redlands offers 4 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 26 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 26 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA

California State University-Long Beach offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 18 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 18 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews

List of all Creative Writing Colleges in California

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  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of California-Riverside University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA
3/5
24 : 1 21,385
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
University of California-Irvine University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
17 : 1 30,836
University of San Francisco University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
5/5
15 : 1 10,797
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
San Francisco State University San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
2/5
28 : 1 30,256
University of Redlands University of Redlands Redlands, CA
5/5
16 : 1 5,215
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
Saint Mary's College of California Saint Mary's College of California Moraga, CA
5/5
10 : 1 4,030
University of La Verne University of La Verne La Verne, CA
5/5
21 : 1 8,334
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
Mills College Mills College Oakland, CA
5/5
10 : 1 1,397
Mount Saint Mary's University Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles, CA
5/5
14 : 1 3,431
California Baptist University California Baptist University Riverside, CA
5/5
22 : 1 8,541
California State University-San Bernardino California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
2/5
33 : 1 20,024
National University National University La Jolla, CA
3/5
30 : 1 17,488
Otis College of Art and Design Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,160
Holy Names University Holy Names University Oakland, CA
5/5
14 : 1 1,049
Dominican University of California Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA
5/5
11 : 1 1,863
Notre Dame de Namur University Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, CA
5/5
16 : 1 1,855
California College of the Arts California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,975
California Institute of the Arts California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,448
Foothill College Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
1/5
47 : 1 15,448

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Additional Creative Writing Degree Facts for California Schools

California Schools offering online Creative Writing degrees

Online Creative Writing degrees are available with as many as 51 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Creative Writing degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
National University 0 3 0 48 0
How many California schools offer online Creative Writing degrees?
  • 1 Associate's
  • 1 Master's

What Creative Writing degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 6 Colleges 11 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 9 Colleges 197 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 7 Colleges 31 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 22 Colleges 446 Graduates
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