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Literature Schools in Illinois

8 Literature students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Literature is the 273rd most popular major in the state out of a total 309 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Literature Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 8

Gender Distribution

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

Literature Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.5%
  • White: 87.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 0.0%
Literature Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Literature Grads in Illinois

There are 8,830 people in the state and 209,320 people in the nation working in literature jobs.

Literature Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Literature Jobs in Illinois

In this state, literature grads earn an average of $65,860. Nationwide, they make an average of $73,090.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 3 colleges in Illinois that offer literature degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
1,693 Total Students

An average student at Illinois Wesleyan will pay a net price of $28,356. The full-time teacher rate is 61%. 100% of students get financical aid.


Blackburn College

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
566 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.33 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. 99% of students get financical aid.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
5,882 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

Literature Careers in IL

Some of the careers literature majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Writers and Authors 3% $58,990
English Language and Literature Professors 2% $59,330
Editors -4% $58,540

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
General English Literature 1,283
Writing Studies 332

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