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Literature Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 31 students earned their Literature degrees in CA.

As a degree choice, Literature is the 278th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Literature Majors in California

Literature majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 25
Master’s Degree 6

Gender Distribution

In California, a literature major is more popular with women than with men.

Literature Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of literature majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 12.9%
  • Black or African American: 6.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 32.3%
  • White: 45.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 3.2%
Literature Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Literature Grads in California

There are 25,440 people in the state and 209,320 people in the nation working in literature jobs.

Literature Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Literature Jobs in California

Literature grads earn an average of $96,910 in the state and $73,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in California that offer literature degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,371 Total Students

The average student takes 4.21 years to complete their degree at UCLA. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,171.


Mills College

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,122 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.11 years. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
38,736 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.70%. The average student takes 4.37 years to complete their degree at UCSD. 63% of students get financical aid.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
108 Total Students

7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.29 years to complete their degree at AJU. The 8.00% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Literature Careers in CA

Some of the careers literature majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
English Language and Literature Professors 11% $100,790
Writers and Authors 9% $75,400
Editors 6% $68,530

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to literature.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
General English Literature 6,539
Writing Studies 709
Other English Literature 424

View all majors related to Literature

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