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2021 Best Teaching English or French Schools

272 Colleges
$43,524 Avg Salary
$29,215 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Teaching English or French School for You

In 2018-2019, 5,407 people earned a degree or certificate in teaching English or French, making the major the #148 most popular in the United States.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Teaching English or French Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 272 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Teaching English or French Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for English or French majors pursuing a .

Top 25 Top Schools in English or French

Our 2021 rankings named University of Minnesota - Twin Cities the best school in the United States for teaching English or French students. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

After completing their degree, English or French graduates from UMN Twin Cities carry an average student debtload of $19,465. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $202.

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Out of the 272 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Western Washington University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the city of Bellingham, WWU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Out of the 272 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Delaware landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Newark, U of Delaware is a public college with a very large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend The College of New Jersey. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Teaching English or French Schools list. Located in the suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, English or French graduates from TCNJ take out $28,315 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $330.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend St John’s University - New York. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Teaching English or French Schools list. Located in the large city of Queens, STJ is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, English or French majors at STJ accumulate an average of around $38,161 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $445, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

With a ranking of #6, Hamline University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teaching English or French students. Hamline is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul.

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#7

Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

With a ranking of #7, Valley City State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teaching English or French students. Located in the remote town of Valley City, Valley City State University is a public school with a small student population.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Teaching English or French Schools ranking. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a very large student population.

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#9

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Teaching English or French Schools ranking. Located in the city of Bethlehem, Lehigh is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#10

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Teaching English or French Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville, Rider is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#11

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL

Olivet Nazarene University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for teaching English or French students. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the suburb of Bourbonnais, Olivet Nazarene is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

English or French majors at Olivet Nazarene take out an average of $3,846 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $45.

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With a ranking of #12, City University of Seattle did quite well on this year’s best schools for teaching English or French students. CityU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Seattle.

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#13

George Washington University

Washington, DC

With a ranking of #13, George Washington University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teaching English or French students. GWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

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#14

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

With a ranking of #14, George Mason University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teaching English or French students. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax.

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#15

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Teaching English or French Schools ranking. Located in the small suburb of Salisbury, Salisbury is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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#16

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best teaching English or French programs. Located in the suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#17

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa ranked #17 on this year’s Best Teaching English or French Schools list. Iowa is a very large public school located in the small city of Iowa City.

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#18

New York University

New York, NY

New York University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for teaching English or French students. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, English or French majors at NYU accumulate an average of around $39,000 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $454, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#19

Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

Whitworth University landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best teaching English or French programs. Whitworth is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Spokane.

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#20

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for teaching English or French students. It came in at #20 on the list. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#21

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University ranked #21 on this year’s Best Teaching English or French Schools list. Located in the large city of Bronx, Fordham U is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best teaching English or French programs. Located in the city of Cedar Falls, UNI is a public school with a large student population.

While working on their degree, English or French majors at UNI accumulate an average of around $19,261 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $200, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#23

CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY

CUNY Hunter College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Teaching English or French Schools ranking. Located in the city of New York, Hunter is a public school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that English or French majors at Hunter take out is $20,631. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $240.

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Wheaton College Illinois

Wheaton, IL

Wheaton College Illinois ranked #24 on this year’s Best Teaching English or French Schools list. Wheaton College Illinois is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Wheaton.

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Azusa Pacific University landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best teaching English or French programs. Located in the suburb of Azusa, Azusa Pacific is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that English or French majors at Azusa Pacific take out is $20,500. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $239.

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Rest of the Top Best Teaching English or French Schools

#26

CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, NY
#27

American University

Washington, DC
#28

Pace University - New York

New York, NY
#30

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS
#32

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
#33

Boston University

Boston, MA
#36

CUNY City College

New York, NY
#37

Canisius College

Buffalo, NY
#40

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Teaching English or French Schools award.

Rank College Location
41 Winona State University Winona, MN
42 Touro College New York, NY
43 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
44 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
45 Illinois State University Normal, IL
46 Seattle University Seattle, WA
47 Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY
48 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
49 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
50 University of Georgia Athens, GA
51 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
52 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
53 SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY
54 CUNY Queens College Queens, NY

Teaching English or French by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Teaching English or French is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to English or French

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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