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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Far Western US Region

50 Colleges
5,939 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,528 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Far Western US RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, English language and literature was ranked #15 in the country. In fact 42,686 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 5,939 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Far Western US Region ranking looked at 50 colleges that offer a bachelor's in English language and literature. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. For this ranking, we are identifying those English language and literature schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in the Far Western US Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for English language and literature majors.

Top 10 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools

#1

Mills College

Oakland, CA

Mills College earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Oakland, Mills is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Mills not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Far Western US Region list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Mills to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $15,260. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Mills is $64,702. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of San Francisco, SFSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

It takes the average student at SFSU about 4.8 years to graduate, and it costs about $26,093 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SFSU is $123,942. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

Corban University

Salem, OR

Corban University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Corban is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Salem.

The average student at Corban graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $18,600. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Corban is $77,190. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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California State University - Long Beach comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Long Beach, Cal State Long Beach is a public college with a very large student population.

The average student at Cal State Long Beach graduates in less than 5.0 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,708. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Long Beach is $122,552. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Western Washington University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. WWU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Bellingham.

At WWU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,912. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from WWU be around $130,104. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public school with a fairly large student population. UW Seattle also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Far Western US Region rankings.

At UW Seattle, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and it costs about $36,058 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UW Seattle is $152,886. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of California - Riverside landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. UCR is a fairly large public school located in the city of Riverside. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UCR, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Far Western US Region ranking.

At UCR, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $37,168. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCR be around $159,822. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of California - Los Angeles comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. UCLA is a very large public school located in the city of Los Angeles. UCLA did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Far Western US Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UCLA is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,402. This means that the average student pays around $164,306 to get a bachelor’s degree from UCLA. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Stanislaus as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Cal State Stanislaus is a large public school located in the suburb of Turlock.

The average student at Cal State Stanislaus graduates in less than 5.0 years, and it costs about $22,009 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Cal State Stanislaus is $109,605. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo.

It takes the average student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,197. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is $143,921. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best English Language & Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best English language and literature colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 4,276
Washington 809
Hawaii 113
Oregon 500
Alaska 46
Nevada 188

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 5,219
Writing Studies 627
English Literature (Other) 63
Literature 30

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 15,847
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7,614
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 4,464
Philosophy & Religious Studies 2,014
Theology & Religious Vocations 810

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Mike Hazard.

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