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

31 Colleges
4,390 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,566 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southwest RegionEnglish Language & Literature is the #15 most popular major in the country with 42,686 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 4,390 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southwest Region ranking looked at 31 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 the Southwest Region

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

Top 10 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools

#1

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas Tech University. Texas Tech is a very large public school located in the large city of Lubbock. Texas Tech also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southwest Region rankings.

The average student at Texas Tech graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,296. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech is $105,298. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Texas as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Denton, UNT is a public college with a fairly large student population. UNT also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southwest Region rankings.

The average student at UNT graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,179. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UNT is $109,773. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#3

St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to St. Mary's University. St. Mary's is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of San Antonio.

At St. Mary’s, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,177. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s be around $107,002. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#4

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. U of H is a very large public school located in the large city of Houston.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at U of H to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $25,217. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from U of H is $116,503. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#5

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the small city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public school with a very large student population.

At Texas State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,274. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas State be around $111,418. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Stephen F Austin State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. SFASU is a large public school located in the town of Nacogdoches.

At SFASU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $22,360. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SFASU is $99,278. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#7

University of Dallas

Irving, TX

University of Dallas landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Udallas is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Irving.

At Udallas, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and it costs about $34,070 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Udallas is $139,006. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Tempe as the #8 school in this year's rankings. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tempe. ASU - Tempe also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Southwest Region rankings.

At ASU - Tempe, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $32,198. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Tempe is about $138,451. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Sam Houston State University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. SHSU is a very large public school located in the town of Huntsville.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at SHSU to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,492. This means that the average student pays around $101,889 to get a bachelor’s degree from SHSU. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Texas Woman's University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Denton, TWU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

At TWU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,089. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from TWU be around $97,431. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best English Language & Literature Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 943
Texas 2,864
Oklahoma 285
New Mexico 298

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 3,300
Writing Studies 1,064
Literature 19
English Literature (Other) 7

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 7,583
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 6,349
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 1,961
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,145
Philosophy & Religious Studies 828

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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.

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