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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Ohio

14 Colleges
1,432 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,060 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in OhioWith 1,432 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, English language and literature is the #13 most popular major in Ohio. This means that 3.4% 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 Ohio ranking, we looked at 14 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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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 Ohio

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

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. BGSU is a large public school located in the town of Bowling Green. BGSU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Ohio list.

The average student at BGSU graduates in less than 4.4 years, and it costs about $23,327 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from BGSU be around $101,706. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Miami University - Oxford earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the fringe town of Oxford, Miami of Ohio is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Miami of Ohio has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Ohio ranking.

The average student at Miami of Ohio graduates in less than 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $37,143. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Miami of Ohio is $154,886. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Ohio State also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Ohio rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Ohio State is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $34,273. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State be around $148,402. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ohio University - Main Campus. Ohio U is a very large public school located in the distant town of Athens. Ohio U did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Ohio list.

The average student at Ohio U graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $30,780. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Ohio U is $133,893. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#5

The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

The College of Wooster comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Wooster, Wooster College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Wooster College has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Ohio ranking.

It takes about 4.0 years for the average student at Wooster College to complete their degree, and it costs about $35,876 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Wooster College be around $144,939. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Kent State University at Kent. Kent State is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Kent.

It takes the average student at Kent State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,092. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Kent State is about $115,848. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#7

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

Kenyon College comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Kenyon is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Gambier. In addition to being on our best value list, Kenyon has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Ohio ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Kenyon is 4.0 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $37,061. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon be around $149,726. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Oberlin is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Oberlin. Oberlin also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Ohio rankings.

It takes the average student at Oberlin about 4.2 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $48,221. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin is $200,117. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland State University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Cleveland State University is a large public school located in the large city of Cleveland.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Cleveland State University to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,655. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University is about $108,103. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#10

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

Our rankings recognize Xavier University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Xavier is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cincinnati. Xavier not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Ohio list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Xavier to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $37,511. This means that the average student pays around $153,795 to get a bachelor’s degree from Xavier. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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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
Illinois 1,319
Indiana 841
Wisconsin 740

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 917
Writing Studies 482
English Literature (Other) 31
Literature 2

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 3,343
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,053
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 831
Philosophy & Religious Studies 413
Theology & Religious Vocations 349

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 14 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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