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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan

10 Colleges
1,173 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,531 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in MichiganIn 2018-2019, 1,173 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a Michigan 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 2.7% of all the English language and literature bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan ranking looked at 10 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The English language and literature school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value English Language & Literature Schools.

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2021 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Michigan

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

Our rankings recognize Grand Valley State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Allendale, GVSU is a public school with a fairly large student population. GVSU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at GVSU is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,233. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the GVSU is $105,245. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Kalamazoo College. Located in the small city of Kalamazoo, K College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. K College also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan rankings.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at K College to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,066. This means that the average student pays around $131,791 to get a bachelor’s degree from K College. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Eastern Michigan University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Eastern Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Ypsilanti.

It takes the average student at Eastern Michigan about 4.8 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,456. 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 Eastern Michigan is $98,393. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

Oakland University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Rochester Hills, Oakland is a public college with a large student population. Oakland also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan rankings.

It takes the average student at Oakland about 4.7 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,642. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Oakland is about $128,812. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the city of East Lansing. Michigan State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan list.

At Michigan State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,866. 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 Michigan State is $161,473. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Northern Michigan University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Marquette, Northern Michigan University is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Northern Michigan University is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,054. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University be around $101,228. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. U of Michigan did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at U of Michigan to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $42,233. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the U of Michigan is $175,689. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Central Michigan is a large public school located in the town of Mount Pleasant. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Central Michigan, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Central Michigan is 4.7 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,977. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Central Michigan is $116,393. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Hope College

Holland, MI

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Hope College. Hope is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Holland. In addition to being on our best value list, Hope has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Hope is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $33,418. 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 Hope is $137,682. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Wayne State is a very large public school located in the city of Detroit. Wayne State also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan rankings.

The average student at Wayne State graduates in less than 4.8 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $32,364. 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 Wayne State is $155,347. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best English Language & Literature Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 1,431
Illinois 1,319
Indiana 841
Wisconsin 740

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 800
Writing Studies 355
Literature 15
English Literature (Other) 3

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 2,538
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 882
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 597
Philosophy & Religious Studies 296
Theology & Religious Vocations 170

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 10 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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