English Language & Literature

2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Indiana

9 Colleges
841 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,818 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in IndianaIn 2018-2019, 841 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a Indiana college or university. This makes it the #17 most popular major in the state. This means that 2.0% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Indiana ranking, we looked at 9 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 Indiana

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

Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Indiana

#1

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Our rankings recognize Ball State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Muncie, Ball State is a public school with a very large student population. Ball State also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Indiana rankings.

It takes the average student at Ball State about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,050. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Ball State is $111,494. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Indiana University - Bloomington landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Bloomington. IU Bloomington not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Indiana list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at IU Bloomington is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,243. This means that the average student pays around $148,373 to get a bachelor’s degree from IU Bloomington. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Notre Dame, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Indiana ranking.

It takes the average student at Notre Dame about 4.1 years to graduate, and it costs about $36,517 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame be around $148,259. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Southern Indiana as the #4 school in this year's rankings. USI is a large public school located in the suburb of Evansville. USI also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Indiana list, coming in at #5.

At USI, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,786. 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 USI is $102,765. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

Indiana State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the small city of Terre Haute, Indiana State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Indiana State also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Indiana rankings.

It takes the average student at Indiana State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $22,696. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana State is $100,770. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Purdue University Northwest as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Purdue Northwest is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Hammond. Purdue Northwest did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Indiana list.

At Purdue Northwest, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and it costs about $21,802 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Purdue Northwest is $103,996. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the city of Indianapolis, IUPUI is a public school with a very large student population. IUPUI also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Indiana rankings.

It takes the average student at IUPUI about 4.6 years to graduate, and it costs about $27,293 per year to attend the school. 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 IUPUI is $126,094. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Indiana University - Southeast comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Indiana University - Southeast is a small public school located in the large suburb of New Albany. Indiana University - Southeast also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Indiana rankings.

At Indiana University - Southeast, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,685. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University - Southeast is about $115,279. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne. Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Fort Wayne. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Indiana ranking.

At Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,291. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is about $117,083. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best English Language & Literature Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best English Language & Literature Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 1,173
Ohio 1,431
Illinois 1,319
Wisconsin 740

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 668
Writing Studies 165
English Literature (Other) 8

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,815
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,507
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 699
Theology & Religious Vocations 315
Philosophy & Religious Studies 213

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 9 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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