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General English Literature at Gettysburg College

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General English Literature at Gettysburg College

What traits are you looking for in a English school? To help you decide if Gettysburg College is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's English program.

Gettysburg is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 2,507. In 2021, 29 English majors received their bachelor's degree from Gettysburg.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in General English Literature section at the bottom of this page.

Gettysburg General English Literature Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English

Gettysburg General English Literature Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks English programs across the country. The following shows how Gettysburg performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The English major at Gettysburg is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General English Literature. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best General English Literature Schools 15
Most Focused General English Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools 89
Most Focused General English Literature Schools 96
Most Popular General English Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools 293
Best Value General English Literature Schools 304
Most Popular General English Literature Schools 377

How Much Do English Graduates from Gettysburg Make?

The median salary of English students who receive their bachelor's degree at Gettysburg is $36,525. This is 32% higher than $27,744, which is the national average for all English bachelor's degree recipients.


English Student Demographics at Gettysburg

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the English majors at Gettysburg College.

Gettysburg General English Literature Bachelor’s Program

72% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 29 English majors earned their bachelor's degree from Gettysburg. Of these graduates, 28% were men and 72% were women.


About 83% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in English at Gettysburg are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Gettysburg College with a bachelor's in English.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 24
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Gettysburg also has a doctoral program available in English. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That English Grads May Go Into

A degree in English can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Gettysburg College.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
High School Teachers 50,460 $64,830
English Language and Literature Professors 3,860 $75,970


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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