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General English Literature at Syracuse University

If you are interested in studying general English literature, you may want to check out the program at Syracuse University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Syracuse is located in Syracuse, New York and has a total student population of 21,322. Of the 4,193 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 2021, 40 of them were general English literature majors.

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.

Syracuse General English Literature Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English
  • Master’s Degree in English

Syracuse General English Literature Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the English progam at Syracuse compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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 Syracuse 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
Most Popular General English Literature Graduate Certificate Schools 16
Best General English Literature Master’s Degree Schools 128
Best Value General English Literature Master’s Degree Schools 271

In 2021, 4 students received their master’s degree in English from Syracuse. This makes it the #279 most popular school for English master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in English, making the school the #137 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Syracuse English Graduates

The median salary of English students who receive their bachelor's degree at Syracuse is $26,931. This is less than $27,744, which is the national average of all English majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


English Student Demographics at Syracuse

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

Syracuse General English Literature Bachelor’s Program

73% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 40 students who earned a bachelor's degree in General English Literature from Syracuse in 2020-2021, 28% were men and 73% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 21% more racial-ethnic minorities in its English bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 16
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Syracuse General English Literature Master’s Program

100% Women
Of the 4 English students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from Syracuse, about 0% were men and 100% were women.


Of the students who received a English master's degree from Syracuse, 100% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Syracuse University with a master's in English.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Syracuse 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 NY, the home state for Syracuse University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
English Language and Literature Professors 7,700 $92,170


*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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