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Literature at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

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Literature at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Every literature school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the literature program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus stacks up to those at other schools.

Pitt is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and approximately 32,277 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 41 literature majors received their bachelor's degree 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 $24,135. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 1% higher than the national average of $23,864 for all literature bachelor's degree recipients.


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

83% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 41 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in literature from Pitt in 2021, 17% were men and 83% were women.


About 73% 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.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 30
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

Pitt also has a doctoral program available in literature. In 2021, 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


*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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