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Basic Certificates in Literature

53 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in literature is offered at 12 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 19% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Education Levels of Literature Majors

In 2018-2019, 53 basic certificates were awarded to literature majors. This earns it the #197 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate 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 Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for literature majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for literature students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in literature. About 94.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3
Women 50
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Literature

The racial-ethnic distribution of literature basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 43
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Literature Basic Certificate Students

There are 12 colleges that offer a basic certificate in literature. Learn more about the most popular 12 below:

48 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for literature students seekinga basic certificate is University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. Roughly 32,600 attend the school each year. 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.

The literature program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 48 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.


University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in literature. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their basic certificate in literature from Pitt Greensburg. Of these students, 80% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to literature that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Writing Studies 2,479
General English Literature 229
Other English Literature 152


*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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