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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama

8 Colleges
546 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,695 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in AlabamaIn 2018-2019, 546 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a Alabama college or university. This makes it the #17 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.3% of all the English language and literature bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama ranking looked at 8 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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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value English Language & Literature Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Alabama

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

Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Alabama

#1

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL

University of Montevallo earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Montevallo is a small public school located in the large suburb of Montevallo. In addition to being on our best value list, University of Montevallo has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama ranking.

It takes the average student at University of Montevallo about 4.5 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,561. 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 Montevallo is $119,259. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL

Jacksonville State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the small suburb of Jacksonville, Jacksonville State University is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Jacksonville State University did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama list.

The average student at Jacksonville State University graduates in less than 4.8 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,294. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University be around $101,147. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the city of Birmingham, UAB is a public school with a fairly large student population. UAB not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UAB is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,867. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UAB be around $125,680. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of South Alabama earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Mobile, USA is a public college with a fairly large student population. USA not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama list.

The average student at USA graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,523. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the USA is $99,867. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#5

Troy University

Troy, AL

Our rankings recognize Troy University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Troy, TROY is a public school with a large student population. TROY not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama list.

At TROY, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,740. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the TROY is $100,004. 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 Alabama earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNA is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Florence. UNA also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama rankings.

It takes the average student at UNA about 4.7 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,303. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UNA is $108,825. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#7

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Auburn University. Located in the city of Auburn, Auburn is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Auburn, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama ranking.

The average student at Auburn graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $38,983. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Auburn is $171,915. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Alabama. UA is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UA, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama ranking.

The average student at UA graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,292. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UA be around $140,470. 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 Southeast Region

Explore all the Best English Language & Literature Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

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

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 522
Writing Studies 24

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Majors Similar to English Language & Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,110
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 322
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 263
Philosophy & Religious Studies 124
Theology & Religious Vocations 71

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 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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