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Bachelor’s Degrees in Literature

574 Yearly Graduations
$27,500 Median Salary
$23,750 Median Debt
There are 61 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in literature. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 32% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.4% of literature graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Literature Majors

In 2018-2019, 574 bachelor's degrees were awarded to literature majors. This earns it the #194 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in literature at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 574
Master’s Degree 159
Basic Certificate 53
Associate’s Degree 23
Doctor’s Degree 23
Graduate Certificate 9

Earnings of Literature Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in literature is $27,500. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $23,050 to a high of $30,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in literature is $23,750. 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, $25,350 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $23,750.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $246.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in literature. About 74.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 145
Women 429
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Literature

The racial-ethnic distribution of literature bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 37
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 68
White 355
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 54
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Literature Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 61 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in literature. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

New York University

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

The most popular school in the United States for literature students seekinga bachelor's degree is New York University. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 121 bachelor's degrees were handed out to literature majors at NYU. About 70% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

The New School

New York, New York
48 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The New School is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in literature. Roughly 10,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,710 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 bachelor's degrees were handed out to literature majors at New School University. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

48 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. Each year, around 32,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their bachelor's degree in literature from Pitt. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#4

Purchase College

Purchase, New York
36 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purchase College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in literature. Each year, around 4,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 bachelor's degrees were handed out to literature majors at Purchase College. Of these students, 67% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Hamilton College

Clinton, New York
31 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Hamilton College. Each year, around 2,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their bachelor's degree in literature from Hamilton. Of these students, 81% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
27 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Pace University - New York. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,714 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,320 per year.

The literature program at Pace University - New York awarded 27 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#7

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
25 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in literature. Each year, around 14,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,351 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 bachelor's degrees were handed out to literature majors at The American University. About 68% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
25 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Los Angeles. Roughly 44,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The literature program at University of California - Los Angeles awarded 25 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 64% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
19 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for literature majors who are seeking their bachelor'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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their bachelor's degree in literature from Grand Canyon University. About 79% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont
17 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bennington College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in literature. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,975 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their bachelor's degree in literature from Bennington. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 65% were women.

#10

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
17 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Loyola University New Orleans comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in literature. Each year, around 4,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,926 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,724 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their bachelor's degree in literature from Loyola New Orleans. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#12

Grove City College

Grove City, Pennsylvania
16 Yearly Graduations
81% Women

Grove City College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in literature. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The literature program at Grove City College awarded 16 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
15 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Duke University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in literature. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,680 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 bachelor's degrees were handed out to literature majors at Duke. Of these students, 53% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, New York
14 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is SUNY Oneonta. Each year, around 6,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their bachelor's degree in literature from SUNY Oneonta. About 79% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Calvin University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in literature. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,228 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their bachelor's degree in literature from Calvin.

#16

Marymount Manhattan College

New York, New York
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Marymount Manhattan College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in literature. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The literature program at Marymount Manhattan College awarded 8 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, Illinois
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Illinois Wesleyan University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in literature. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. The literature program at Illinois Wesleyan University awarded 8 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Yeshiva University

New York, New York
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Yeshiva University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in literature. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,800 per year.

The literature program at Yeshiva University awarded 7 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

Castleton University

Castleton, Vermont
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

Castleton University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in literature. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,304 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,574 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their bachelor's degree in literature from Castleton.

#18

University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 bachelor's degrees were handed out to literature majors at Pitt Greensburg. Of these students, 86% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to literature that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General English Literature 34,070
Writing Studies 7,462
Other English Literature 580

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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