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Literature at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

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

Pitt is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and approximately 32,686 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 students received a bachelor's degree in literature from Pitt.

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

Pitt Literature Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Literature (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Literature

Pitt Literature Rankings

The literature major at Pitt is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for 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.

How Much Do Literature Graduates from Pitt Make?

The median salary of literature students who receive their bachelor's degree at Pitt is $30,300. This is 10% higher than $27,500, which is the national average for all literature bachelor's degree recipients.

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Literature Student Demographics at Pitt

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the literature majors at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus.

Pitt Literature Bachelor’s Program

81% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 literature majors earned their bachelor's degree from Pitt. Of these graduates, 19% were men and 81% were women.

Pitt Gender Breakdown of Literature Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 83% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in literature at Pitt 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 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus with a bachelor's in literature.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Literature Majors at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 40
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Pitt also has a doctoral program available in literature. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Literature Grads May Go Into

A degree in literature 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 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
English Language and Literature Professors 3,860 $75,970
Editors 3,020 $62,870
Writers and Authors 1,400 $60,140

References

*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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