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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Maine

2 Colleges
224 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,718 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in MaineWith 224 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, English language and literature is the #11 most popular major in Maine. This means that 0.5% 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 Maine ranking, we looked at 2 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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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 Maine

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

Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Maine

Our rankings recognize University of Southern Maine as the #1 school in this year's rankings. University of Southern Maine is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Portland. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Southern Maine, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Maine ranking.

It takes the average student at University of Southern Maine about 4.6 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,459. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Southern Maine be around $112,267. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

University of Maine

Orono, ME

University of Maine comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UMaine is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Orono. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMaine, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Maine ranking.

At UMaine, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and it costs about $32,976 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $144,765 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMaine. 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 New England Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 223
Rhode Island 330
Massachusetts 1,786
New Hampshire 777
Connecticut 678

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 175
Writing Studies 49

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 245
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 244
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 83
Philosophy & Religious Studies 69
Theology & Religious Vocations 8

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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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