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General English Literature at Lafayette College

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General English Literature at Lafayette College

If you plan to study general English literature, take a look at what Lafayette College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Lafayette is located in Easton, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 2,514. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 26 students received a bachelor's degree in English from Lafayette.

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.

Lafayette General English Literature Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English

Lafayette General English Literature Rankings

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

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The English major at Lafayette 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools 12
Best General English Literature Schools 13
Most Focused General English Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools 103
Most Focused General English Literature Schools 115
Best Value General English Literature Schools 256
Most Popular General English Literature Schools 418

How Much Do English Graduates from Lafayette Make?

The median salary of English students who receive their bachelor's degree at Lafayette is $37,680. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 36% higher than the national average of $27,744 for all English bachelor's degree recipients.


English Student Demographics at Lafayette

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

Lafayette General English Literature Bachelor’s Program

81% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 26 students who earned a bachelor's degree in General English Literature from Lafayette in 2020-2021, 19% were men and 81% were women.


About 77% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in English at Lafayette 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 Lafayette College with a bachelor's in English.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 20
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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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