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Literature Schools in New York

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

As a degree choice, Literature is the 138th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Literature Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 294
Master’s Degree 78
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7
Associate’s Degree 4
Post-Master’s Certificate 3
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 3

Gender Distribution

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

Literature Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of literature majors in New York is as follows:

  • Asian: 6.7%
  • Black or African American: 8.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.2%
  • White: 52.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.5%
  • Other Races: 11.4%
Literature Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Literature Grads in New York

In this state, there are 34,250 people employed in jobs related to a literature degree, compared to 209,320 nationwide.

Literature Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Literature Jobs in New York

A typical salary for a literature grad in the state is $86,380, compared to a typical salary of $73,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in New York that offer literature degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

193 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
51,847 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. Graduates earn an average $48,900 after graduation.

#2

The New School

New York
48 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
10,544 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 87% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 18%. The average student takes 4.26 years to complete their degree at New School University.

#3

Purchase College

Purchase
36 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
4,234 Total Students

In their early career, Purchase College grads earn an average salary of $27,100. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,376. 80% of students get financical aid.

#4

Hamilton College

Clinton
31 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
2,005 Total Students

An average student at Hamilton will pay a net price of $25,160. 65% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Graduates earn an average $47,800 after graduation.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
13,326 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,400 a year. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private school has an average net price of $29,883.

#6

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
6,543 Total Students

83% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, SUNY Oneonta grads earn an average salary of $33,800. 59% of the teachers are full time.

#7

Hunter College

New York
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
23,202 Total Students

In their early career, Hunter grads earn an average salary of $35,200. The 3.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
2,063 Total Students

In their early career, MMC grads earn an average salary of $31,200. The student loan default rate is 7.10% which is lower than average. An average student at MMC will pay a net price of $37,254.

#9

Yeshiva University

New York
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
6,479 Total Students

7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 49% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,535 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,200 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 19% are considered full time.

Literature Careers in NY

Some of the careers literature majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
English Language and Literature Professors 18% $79,160
Writers and Authors 12% $73,480
Editors 1% $70,200

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
General English Literature 3,474
Writing Studies 1,009
Other English Literature 205

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