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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in North Carolina

12 Colleges
1,191 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,097 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in North CarolinaEnglish Language & Literature is the #14 most popular major in North Carolina with 1,191 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.8% of all the English language and literature bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in North Carolina ranking looked at 12 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 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 North Carolina

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

Top 10 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools

University of North Carolina at Wilmington landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. UNCW is a large public school located in the city of Wilmington. UNCW also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in North Carolina rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNCW is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,031. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UNCW is $124,833. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a very large student population. UNC Chapel Hill also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in North Carolina list, coming in at #3.

The average student at UNC Chapel Hill graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,820. This means that the average student pays around $109,694 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Greensboro. UNC Greensboro is a fairly large public school located in the city of Greensboro. UNC Greensboro did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in North Carolina list.

It takes the average student at UNC Greensboro about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,093. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro is $98,756. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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North Carolina State University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a very large student population. NC State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in North Carolina list.

It takes the average student at NC State about 4.4 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,493. This means that the average student pays around $124,799 to get a bachelor’s degree from NC State. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize Appalachian State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Appalachian State is a large public school located in the distant town of Boone. In addition to being on our best value list, Appalachian State has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in North Carolina ranking.

At Appalachian State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and it costs about $22,137 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Appalachian State is $95,410. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Western Carolina University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the town of Cullowhee, WCU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average student at WCU graduates in less than 4.4 years, and it costs about $15,387 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the WCU is $67,549. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Charlotte, UNC Charlotte is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UNC Charlotte, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in North Carolina ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNC Charlotte is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,314. This means that the average student pays around $123,732 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNC Charlotte. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Duke also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in North Carolina rankings.

It takes the average student at Duke about 4.1 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,472. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Duke is $129,035. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of North Carolina at Asheville landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the city of Asheville, UNCA is a public college with a small student population.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at UNCA to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $25,634. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UNCA is $110,739. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. ECU is a very large public school located in the city of Greenville. ECU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in North Carolina list.

It takes the average student at ECU about 4.4 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,107. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from ECU be around $115,915. 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 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
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 1,088
Writing Studies 88
Literature 15

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Majors Similar to English Language & Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 2,507
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 929
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 860
Philosophy & Religious Studies 438
Theology & Religious Vocations 239

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 12 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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