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General English Literature at Vassar College

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General English Literature at Vassar College

Every general English literature school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the English program at Vassar College stacks up to those at other schools.

Vassar is located in Poughkeepsie, New York and approximately 2,435 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 40 English majors received their bachelor's degree from Vassar.

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.

Vassar General English Literature Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English

Vassar General English Literature Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the English progam at Vassar 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 Vassar 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 11
Most Focused General English Literature Schools 32
Most Popular General English Literature Schools 297

Earnings of Vassar English Graduates

The median salary of English students who receive their bachelor's degree at Vassar is $39,175. This is 41% higher than $27,744, which is the national average for all English bachelor's degree recipients.


English Student Demographics at Vassar

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

Vassar General English Literature Bachelor’s Program

83% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 40 students earned a bachelor's degree in English from Vassar. About 83% of these graduates were women and the other 18% were men.


About 65% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in English at Vassar 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 Vassar College with a bachelor's in English.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 26
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Vassar 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 Vassar College.

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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