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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey

14 Colleges
1,025 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,285 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in New JerseyEnglish Language & Literature is the #14 most popular major in New Jersey with 1,025 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.4% of all the English language and literature bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey ranking 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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2021 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in New Jersey

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

#1

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Monmouth University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the suburb of West Long Branch, Monmouth is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. Monmouth also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey rankings.

It takes the average student at Monmouth about 4.2 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,782. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Monmouth is $167,482. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The College of New Jersey landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. TCNJ is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Ewing. TCNJ also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey rankings.

The average student at TCNJ graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $34,957. 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 TCNJ is $144,372. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#3

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Montclair State University. Montclair State is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Montclair. Montclair State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey list.

It takes the average student at Montclair State about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $28,695 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Montclair State is $125,971. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#4

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public school with a fairly large student population. Rowan also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey rankings.

The average student at Rowan graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $34,946. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Rowan is $153,063. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a very large student population. Rutgers New Brunswick did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey list.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Rutgers New Brunswick to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,258. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers New Brunswick is $142,344. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#6

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ

Stockton University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Galloway, Stockton State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

It takes the average student at Stockton State about 4.3 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,302. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Stockton State is about $116,580. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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William Paterson University of New Jersey landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the suburb of Wayne, William Paterson University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at William Paterson University is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,234. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the William Paterson University is $132,138. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Georgian Court University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Georgian Court is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Lakewood. Georgian Court also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Georgian Court is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $32,091. This means that the average student pays around $141,521 to get a bachelor’s degree from Georgian Court. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Rutgers University - Newark comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Newark, Rutgers Newark is a public college with a fairly large student population. Rutgers Newark also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Rutgers Newark is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $33,097. This means that the average student pays around $150,922 to get a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers Newark. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Rutgers University - Camden landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the city of Camden, Rutgers Camden is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Rutgers Camden also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey list, coming in at #8.

It takes the average student at Rutgers Camden about 4.5 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $33,715. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers Camden is $153,066. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot 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
Maryland 816
Delaware 106
District of Columbia 202

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 956
Writing Studies 34
English Literature (Other) 34
Literature 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,994
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,519
Theology & Religious Vocations 674
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 383
Philosophy & Religious Studies 182

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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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