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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Maryland

7 Colleges
816 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,664 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in MarylandWith 816 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, English language and literature is the #13 most popular major in Maryland. This means that of the 42,686 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.9% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Maryland ranking looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's in English language and literature. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those English language and literature schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value English Language & Literature Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Maryland

The following schools top our list of the Best English Language & Literature Colleges for the Money.

Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Maryland

#1

St Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, MD

Our rankings recognize St Mary's College of Maryland as the #1 school in this year's rankings. SMCM is a small public school located in the suburb of St. Mary's City. SMCM not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Maryland list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SMCM is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $33,977. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SMCM be around $139,985. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Salisbury is a medium-sized public school located in the small suburb of Salisbury. Salisbury also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Maryland list, coming in at #6.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Salisbury to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,791. This means that the average student pays around $120,057 to get a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maryland - College Park. Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a fairly large student population. UMCP not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Maryland list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMCP is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $38,990. This means that the average student pays around $164,148 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMCP. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the large suburb of Baltimore, UMBC is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMBC, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Maryland ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UMBC to complete their degree, and it costs about $30,735 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMBC is about $136,463. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#5

Washington College

Chestertown, MD

Washington College earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Chestertown, Washington College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Washington College has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Maryland ranking.

It takes about 4.0 years for the average student at Washington College to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $39,684. This means that the average student pays around $160,323 to get a bachelor’s degree from Washington College. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#6

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

Our rankings recognize McDaniel College as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small suburb of Westminster, McDaniel is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. McDaniel did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Maryland list.

The average student at McDaniel graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,574. This means that the average student pays around $117,439 to get a bachelor’s degree from McDaniel. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#7

Towson University

Towson, MD

Our rankings recognize Towson University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Towson, Towson is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Towson, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Maryland ranking.

The average student at Towson graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,897. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Towson is $127,147. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best English Language & Literature Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 2,323
New York 3,776
New Jersey 1,025
Delaware 106
District of Columbia 202

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 730
Writing Studies 83
English Literature (Other) 3

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Majors Similar to English Language & Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,416
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 442
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 368
Philosophy & Religious Studies 183
Theology & Religious Vocations 132

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 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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