English Language & Literature

2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Washington

6 Colleges
809 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,741 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in WashingtonIn 2018-2019, 809 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a Washington college or university. This makes it the #14 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.9% of all the English language and literature bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Washington ranking analyzed 6 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in English language and literature. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on English language and literature schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value English Language & Literature Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Washington

Check out the English language and literature programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Washington

Western Washington University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Bellingham, WWU is a public college with a fairly large student population. WWU also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Washington list, coming in at #2.

It takes the average student at WWU about 4.5 years to graduate, and it costs about $28,912 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from WWU is about $130,104. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Seattle Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Seattle. UW Seattle did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Washington list.

The average student at UW Seattle graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,058. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UW Seattle is $152,886. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Gonzaga University. Gonzaga is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Spokane. In addition to being on our best value list, Gonzaga has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Washington ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Gonzaga is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $41,090. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga is about $170,934. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Washington State University. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Wazzu has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Washington ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Wazzu to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,249. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Wazzu is $130,451. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Whitworth University. Whitworth is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Spokane. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Whitworth, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Washington ranking.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Whitworth to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $34,718. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Whitworth is $144,427. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Eastern Washington University. EWU is a large public school located in the town of Cheney. EWU also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Washington list, coming in at #6.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at EWU is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,417. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the EWU is $119,669. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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

Explore all the Best English Language & Literature Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

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

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 503
Writing Studies 306

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,368
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,066
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 637
Philosophy & Religious Studies 295
Theology & Religious Vocations 115

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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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