Doctor’s Degrees in Literature
Education Levels of Literature Majors
In 2018-2019, 23 earned their doctor's degree in literature. This earns it the #181 spot on the list of the most popular doctor'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|
Earnings of Literature Majors With Doctor’s Degrees
More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in literature. About 52.2% of graduates with this degree are female.
|Gender||Number of Grads|
The racial-ethnic distribution of literature doctor’s degree students is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||0|
|Hispanic or Latino||16|
Most Popular Literature Programs for Doctor’s Degrees
There are 3 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in literature. Learn more about the most popular 3 below:
Center for Advanced Studies On Puerto Rico and the Caribbean tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for literature majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The literature program at Center for Advanced Studies On Puerto Rico and the Caribbean awarded 16 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.
New York University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in literature. Roughly 52,800 attend the school each year. 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.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in literature from NYU.
Explore Major by State
Below are some popular majors that are similar to literature that offer doctor’s degrees.
|Major||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|General English Literature||1,110|
|Other English Literature||19|
*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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