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Master’s Degrees in Teaching English or French

3,304 Yearly Graduations
$53,500 Median Salary
$31,600 Median Debt
There are 232 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in English or French. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 27% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 16.8% of English or French graduates were international students.

Education Levels of English or French Majors

In 2018-2019, 3,304 earned their master's degree in English or French. This earns it the #51 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in English or French at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 3,304
Graduate Certificate 1,050
Basic Certificate 544
Bachelor’s Degree 386
Undergraduate Certificate 83
Doctor’s Degree 35
Associate’s Degree 5

Earnings of English or French Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in English or French is $53,500. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $42,700 and the high is $59,500.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in English or French is $31,600. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $43,375 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,566.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $368.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in English or French. About 81.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 614
Women 2,690
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in English or French

The racial-ethnic distribution of English or French master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 142
Black or African American 138
Hispanic or Latino 552
White 1,612
International Students 554
Other Races/Ethnicities 306
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of English or French Master's Degree Students

There are 232 colleges that offer a master’s degree in English or French. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
298 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Governors University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for English or French majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 136,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 298 people received their master's degree in English or French from WGU. Of these students, 91% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
176 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for English or French majors who are seeking their master's degree is Grand Canyon University. Each year, around 96,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

The English or French program at Grand Canyon University awarded 176 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
115 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in English or French. Roughly 48,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 115 people received their master's degree in English or French from USC. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#4

Hunter College

New York, New York
73 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hunter College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in English or French. Each year, around 23,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 73 people received their master's degree in English or French from Hunter. Of these students, 77% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

The City College of New York

New York, New York
69 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The City College of New York is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in English or French. Roughly 15,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 people received their master's degree in English or French from CCNY. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#6

Boricua College

New York, New York
66 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for English or French majors who are seeking their master's degree is Boricua College. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 people received their master's degree in English or French from Boricua College. Around 91% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#6

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
66 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for English or French majors who are seeking their master's degree is Arkansas Tech University. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,256 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 people received their master's degree in English or French from ATU. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#8

New York University

New York, New York
63 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in English or French. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

The English or French program at New York University awarded 63 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Touro College

New York, New York
59 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Touro College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in English or French. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,240 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 master's degrees were handed out to English or French majors at Touro. Of these students, 90% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
58 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for English or French majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Pennsylvania. Roughly 26,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 people received their master's degree in English or French from UPenn. About 84% of this group were women, and 2% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Framingham State University

Framingham, Massachusetts
55 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Framingham State University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in English or French. Each year, around 5,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $1,680 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their master's degree in English or French from Framingham State. About 67% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Newman University

Wichita, Kansas
53 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Newman University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in English or French. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,386 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,458 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 master's degrees were handed out to English or French majors at Newman University. About 79% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
51 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for English or French majors who are seeking their master's degree is Hamline University. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,734 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,596 per year.

The English or French program at Hamline University awarded 51 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#14

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
50 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in English or French. Each year, around 113,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 master's degrees were handed out to English or French majors at SNHU. Around 2% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#15

Queens College

Queens, New York
48 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Queens College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in English or French. Roughly 19,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their master's degree in English or French from QC. About 96% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Greensboro College

Greensboro, North Carolina
46 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Greensboro College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in English or French. Each year, around 1,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,220 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 people received their master's degree in English or French from Greensboro College. About 78% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Lehman College

Bronx, New York
45 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lehman College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in English or French. Roughly 15,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 people received their master's degree in English or French from Lehman. About 64% of this group were women, and 78% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

36 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Teachers College at Columbia University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in English or French. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their master's degree in English or French from Teachers College. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#19

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
33 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for English or French majors who are seeking their master's degree is LIU Post. Each year, around 15,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

The English or French program at LIU Post awarded 33 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#19

Cambridge College

Boston, Massachusetts
33 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cambridge College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in English or French. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,164 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,731 per year.

The English or French program at Cambridge College awarded 33 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to English or French that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 27,762
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25,769
General Education 19,995
Special Education 18,013
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17,465

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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