English Language & Literature

2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southeast Region

95 Colleges
9,803 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,661 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southeast RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, English language and literature was ranked #15 in the country. In fact 42,686 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 9,803 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southeast Region ranking, we looked at 95 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 the Southeast Region

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

Top 15% Best Value English Language & Literature Schools

#1

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

Hollins University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Hollins is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Roanoke. Hollins also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southeast Region list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

It takes the average student at Hollins about 4.1 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,936. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Hollins is $101,490. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Florida State is a very large public school located in the city of Tallahassee. Florida State excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southeast Region list.

The average student at Florida State graduates in less than 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,233. This means that the average student pays around $115,196 to get a bachelor’s degree from Florida State. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public school with a fairly large student population.

It takes the average student at USF Tampa about 4.3 years to graduate, and it costs about $23,095 per year to attend the school. 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 USF Tampa is $99,309. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#4

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Florida. Located in the city of Gainesville, U of F is a public college with a fairly large student population. U of F also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southeast Region list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at U of F is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,230. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the U of F is $120,542. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Central Florida landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. UCF is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Orlando.

The average student at UCF graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,064. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCF is about $120,976. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of North Carolina at Wilmington earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNCW is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Wilmington. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UNCW also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southeast Region ranking.

At UNCW, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,031. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNCW is about $124,833. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#7

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Jacksonville, UNF is a public school with a large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNF is 4.5 years, and it costs about $23,266 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNF be around $105,395. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public college with a fairly large student population. UNC Chapel Hill also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southeast Region list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at UNC Chapel Hill to complete their degree, and it costs about $26,820 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill is about $109,694. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. UNC Greensboro is a very large public school located in the large city of Greensboro.

The average student at UNC Greensboro graduates in less than 4.5 years, and it costs about $22,093 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $98,756 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#10

Hendrix College

Conway, AR

Our rankings recognize Hendrix College as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Conway, Hendrix is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

It takes the average student at Hendrix about 4.1 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,363. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Hendrix is $119,507. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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North Carolina State University earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, NC State also did well on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southeast Region list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The average student at NC State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and it costs about $28,493 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from NC State be around $124,799. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Central Arkansas earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Central Arkansas is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Conway.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at University of Central Arkansas to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,800. 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 University of Central Arkansas is $94,848. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#13

Rhodes College

Memphis, TN

Rhodes College earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Memphis, Rhodes College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Rhodes College excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southeast Region list.

It takes the average student at Rhodes College about 4.1 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,699. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College be around $144,581. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#14

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia landed the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. UGA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Athens.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UGA is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,505. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UGA is $134,211. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for English Language & Literature students in the Southeast Region that almost earned our Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
15 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
16 Regent University Virginia Beach, VA
17 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
18 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
19 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR

Best English Language & Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best English language and literature schools for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 260
Florida 2,145
Virginia 1,746
Georgia 1,015
North Carolina 1,191
Alabama 546
Tennessee 759
West Virginia 285
South Carolina 597
Louisiana 460
Kentucky 461
Arkansas 334

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 8,288
Writing Studies 1,441
Literature 51
English Literature (Other) 23

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Majors Similar to English Language & Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 21,293
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 11,728
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 4,756
Philosophy & Religious Studies 3,417
Theology & Religious Vocations 2,465

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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