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Dr. Hawley teaching creative writing students

LCU Recognized for One of the Most Affordable Creative Writing Programs in Texas

Lubbock Christian University’s (LCU) creative writing program has been recognized as one of the most affordable creative writing programs in Texas.

Creative Writing Edu, a website owned and operated by Wiley Publishers, a well-known leader in education and related publishing, listed LCU among only three private schools in Texas earning the designation.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the most affordable creative writing programs in the state of Texas,” shared Dr. Ronna Privett, Chair of the Department of Humanities and Professor of English. “Our creative writing students are not only strong writers, but they are also good students who are involved in many areas on campus.”

In addition to the program’s low cost, Creative Writing Edu recognized opportunities to study abroad, student-centered learning environment, and award-winning faculty as reasons for LCU’s inclusion. They also lauded the university’s low student-to-faculty ratio (12:1), opportunities to participate in undergraduate research and internships, the Creative Writing club, and The Chap Book (LCU’s annual creative writing publication).

“The Creative Writing club is a busy and creative group of students who are always looking for ways to participate in campus life: writing and performing in plays, hosting Murder Mystery Dinner Theater nights, and having their own booth at the Writing Carnival, as just a few examples,” added Dr. Privett.

Dr. Stacy Patty, Dean of the J.E. & Eileen Hancock College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Religion and Ethics, lauded the program’s well-earned selection.

“We are honored to be named for this award, which highlights not only the affordability but also the quality of our Creative Writing program,” he shared. “Our faculty work closely in mentoring relationships with the students, and the results speak well. A recent Honors College Creative Writing graduate has now received a master’s degree from the prestigious Emerson College writing program, and several other graduates are working in industry related writing positions. I am pleased that the Lubbock Christian University Creative Writing program is recognized in this way.”

Dr. Privett specifically recognized Dr. Matt Byars for his work with LCU’s creative writing students, and Professor Jana Anderson for her sponsorship of the Creative Writing Club.

Learn more about the opportunities available in LCU’s Department of Humanities or contact an admissions advisor for more information about LCU’s award-winning academic programs.