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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Kentucky

6 Colleges
461 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,370 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in KentuckyIn 2018-2019, 461 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a Kentucky 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 1.1% of all the English language and literature bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Kentucky ranking, we looked at 6 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 Kentucky

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

Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Kentucky

#1

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Kentucky. Located in the large city of Lexington, UK is a public school with a very large student population. UK also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Kentucky rankings.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UK to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,436. 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 UK is $155,210. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Murray State University. Located in the remote town of Murray, Murray State is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Murray State also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Kentucky list, coming in at #3.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Murray State is 4.5 years, and it costs about $27,627 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $125,150 to get a bachelor’s degree from Murray State. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#3

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

University of Louisville comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. U of L is a very large public school located in the city of Louisville. U of L did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Kentucky list.

At U of L, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,727. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from U of L is $143,406. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northern Kentucky University. Located in the large suburb of Highland Heights, NKU is a public school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at NKU, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Kentucky ranking.

At NKU, 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 $23,733. This means that the average student pays around $110,121 to get a bachelor’s degree from NKU. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Eastern Kentucky University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Eastern is a fairly large public school located in the town of Richmond. Eastern also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Kentucky list, coming in at #6.

It takes the average student at Eastern about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,304. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Eastern be around $109,125. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Bowling Green, WKU is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, WKU has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Kentucky ranking.

It takes the average student at WKU about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,395. 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 WKU is $123,278. 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 Colleges 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
Alabama 546
Louisiana 460
Arkansas 334

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 422
Writing Studies 31
English Literature (Other) 8

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,015
Visual & Performing Arts 945
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 315
Theology & Religious Vocations 219
Philosophy & Religious Studies 92

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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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