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English Language & Literature at University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, and more. Also, learn how UIUC ranks among other schools offering degrees in English language and literature.

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English Language & Literature Degrees Available at UIUC

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English Language & Literature
  • Master’s Degree in English Language & Literature
  • Doctorate Degree in English Language & Literature

UIUC English Language & Literature Rankings

UIUC is in the top 10% of the country for English language and literature. More specifically it was ranked #38 out of 601 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #2 in Illinois.

Ranking Type Rank
Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Veterans 26
Best Colleges for English Language & Literature 38
Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature 102

Popularity of English Language & Literature at UIUC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign handed out 148 bachelor's degrees in English language and literature. Due to this, the school was ranked #51 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 2% over the previous year when 145 degrees were handed out.

In 2018, 12 students received their master’s degree in English language and literature from UIUC. This makes it the #221 most popular school for English language and literature master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 12 students received their doctoral degrees in English language and literature in 2018, making the school the #30 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

English Language & Literature Student Diversity at UIUC

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the English language and literature majors at University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.

UIUC English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 25% of English language and literature bachelor's degrees went to men and 75% went to women.

UIUC Gender Breakdown of English Language & Literature Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at UIUC are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 62% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign with a bachelor's in English language and literature.

Ethnic Diversity of English Language & Literature Majors at University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 13
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 22
White 92
Non-Resident Aliens 5
Other Races 7

UIUC English Language & Literature Master’s Program

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 12 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in English language and literature from UIUC. About 58% were men and 42% were women.

UIUC Gender Breakdown of English Language & Literature Master's Degree Grads

The majority of the students with this major are white. About 67% of 2018 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign with a master's in English language and literature.

Ethnic Diversity of English Language & Literature Majors at University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 8
Non-Resident Aliens 1
Other Races 0

Areas of Concentration for English Language & Literature

English Language and Literature students may decide to concentrate in one of the following focus areas. Individual focus areas may not be available for all degree levels.

Concentration Annual Graduates
General English Literature 133
Writing Studies 39

Majors Similar to English Language & Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 346
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 168
Philosophy & Religious Studies 29
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 8

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