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Literature Schools in Massachusetts

In 2018-2019, 14 students earned their Literature degrees in MA.

As a degree choice, Literature is the 244th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Literature Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 9
Bachelor’s Degree 5

Gender Distribution

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

Literature Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.1%
  • Black or African American: 14.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.0%
  • White: 71.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 7.1%
Literature Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Literature Grads in Massachusetts

In this state, there are 7,430 people employed in jobs related to a literature degree, compared to 209,320 nationwide.

Literature Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Literature Jobs in Massachusetts

Literature grads earn an average of $80,450 in the state and $73,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,082 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.10 years. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 17% of the teachers are full time.


Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
396 Total Students

The 3.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. This private institution charges an average net price of $33,769. Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
154 Total Students

The average student takes 4.00 years to complete their degree at Hellenic College - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Literature Careers in MA

Some of the careers literature majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
English Language and Literature Professors 14% $72,120
Writers and Authors 6% $64,380
Editors -5% $71,730

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
General English Literature 1,713
Writing Studies 422
Other English Literature 39

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