Best Colleges with Literature Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Literature, you'll find there are three different degrees that can be earned. A major in Literature is offered at a small amount of schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Literature degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Literature degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Literature.

The Best Literature Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO

Washington University in St Louis offers 4 Literature Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb.

Based on 36 Reviews
2 American University Washington, DC

American University offers 3 Literature Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 35 students graduated in the study area of Literature with students earning 27 Bachelor's degrees, and 8 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
3 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ

Stevens Institute of Technology offers 1 Literature Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Literature with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

4 The New School New York, NY

The New School offers 2 Literature Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 68 students graduated in the study area of Literature with students earning 68 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 Yeshiva University New York, NY

Yeshiva University offers 1 Literature Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 10 students graduated in the study area of Literature with students earning 10 Bachelor's degrees.

6 Grove City College Grove City, PA

Grove City College offers 2 Literature Degree programs. It's a small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 44 students graduated in the study area of Literature with students earning 44 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
7 Bradley University Peoria, IL

Bradley University offers 2 Literature Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city.

Based on 12 Reviews
8 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University offers 1 Literature Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city.

Based on 12 Reviews
9 Calvin College Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin College offers 2 Literature Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 9 students graduated in the study area of Literature with students earning 9 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA

La Salle University offers 1 Literature Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Literature with students earning 1 Master's degree.

List of Literature Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
9 : 1 14,688
American University American University Washington, DC
5/5
14 : 1 13,198
Stevens Institute of Technology Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
5/5
20 : 1 6,359
The New School The New School New York, NY
5/5
11 : 1 10,344
University Logo Yeshiva University New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 6,194
Grove City College Grove City College Grove City, PA
4/5
2,444
Bradley University Bradley University Peoria, IL
5/5
14 : 1 5,338
Duquesne University Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
15 : 1 9,404
Calvin College Calvin College Grand Rapids, MI
5/5
14 : 1 3,990
La Salle University La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
17 : 1 5,683
Mississippi College Mississippi College Clinton, MS
4/5
17 : 1 5,036
Florida Southern College Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL
5/5
17 : 1 2,869
Lipscomb University Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
5/5
16 : 1 4,680
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona, MN
5/5
29 : 1 5,931
Central Michigan University Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
3/5
27 : 1 26,825
The University of Findlay The University of Findlay Findlay, OH
5/5
22 : 1 5,031
Illinois Wesleyan University Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
5/5
11 : 1 1,842
University of Michigan-Flint University of Michigan-Flint Flint, MI
3/5
21 : 1 8,470
Marshall University Marshall University Huntington, WV
2/5
16 : 1 13,621
Rhode Island College Rhode Island College Providence, RI
3/5
18 : 1 8,512
Southwest Minnesota State University Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall, MN
3/5
52 : 1 7,276
Lake Superior State University Lake Superior State University Sault Ste Marie, MI
3/5
18 : 1 2,249
Carroll College Carroll College Helena, MT
5/5
14 : 1 1,469
Ave Maria University Ave Maria University Ave Maria, FL
4/5
17 : 1 1,110
University of Central Oklahoma University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
2/5
26 : 1 16,910

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Getting a Literature Degree Online

Schools offering online Literature degrees

Online Literature degrees are available with as many as 57 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Literature 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
Grand Canyon University 0 0 57 0 0
How many schools offer online Literature degrees?
  • 1 Bachelor's

What degrees do people get in Literature?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 1 Colleges 1 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 35 Colleges 314 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 5 Colleges 24 Graduates

Literature Degree Overview

On the start of the search for Literature degrees, know that obtaining a traditional degree is very standard. The most common path for those earning a degree in Literature can expect a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The most prevailing Literature degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Literature degree that people acquire is a master's degree which implies a focus on higher learning. This indicates that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although an associate's degree is offered at some schools, getting a traditional degree is not very common. Picking a degree in Literature will ultimately come down to what you hope to achieve with that degree in addition to finding something that meets your personal requirements such as school availability and schedule flexibility.

Average cost of college for a Literature degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$2,266 Public In-State
$3,518 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$8,528 Public In-State
$31,087 Private In-State
$16,877 Public Out-of-State
$31,087 Private Out-of-State
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