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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in District of Columbia

3 Colleges
202 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,738 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in District of ColumbiaIn 2018-2019, 202 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a District of Columbia college or university. This makes it the #12 most popular major in the state. This means that 0.5% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in District of Columbia ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 District of Columbia

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

Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in District of Columbia

#1

Howard University

Washington, DC

Howard University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Washington, Howard is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Howard has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in District of Columbia ranking.

At Howard, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,736. 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 Howard is $106,365. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington. Georgetown also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in District of Columbia rankings.

It takes the average student at Georgetown about 4.1 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,120. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown is about $146,647. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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George Washington University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. GWU also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in District of Columbia list, coming in at #2.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at GWU to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $43,358. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from GWU is $179,069. 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 Middle Atlantic Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 2,323
New York 3,776
New Jersey 1,025
Maryland 816
Delaware 106

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 169
Literature 25
Writing Studies 8

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 334
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 202
Philosophy & Religious Studies 123
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 54

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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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