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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Texas

22 Colleges
2,864 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,456 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in TexasEnglish Language & Literature is the #14 most popular major in Texas with 2,864 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 6.7% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Texas ranking, we looked at 22 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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The English language and literature school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value English Language & Literature Schools.

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2021 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Texas

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

Texas Tech University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. Texas Tech did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Texas list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Texas Tech to complete their degree, and it costs about $23,296 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $105,298 to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of North Texas earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNT is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Denton. UNT also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Texas rankings.

It takes the average student at UNT about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,179. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UNT is $109,773. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#3

St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX

St. Mary's University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of San Antonio, St. Mary's is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

It takes the average student at St. Mary’s about 4.3 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,177. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the St. Mary’s is $107,002. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#4

University of Houston

Houston, TX

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Houston. Located in the city of Houston, U of H is a public school with a very large student population. U of H not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Texas list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at U of H is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,217. 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 U of H is $116,503. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#5

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas State University. Texas State is a fairly large public school located in the city of San Marcos.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Texas State to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,274. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas State is $111,418. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stephen F Austin State University. Located in the remote town of Nacogdoches, SFASU is a public college with a large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SFASU is 4.4 years, and it costs about $22,360 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from SFASU is $99,278. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#7

University of Dallas

Irving, TX

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Dallas. Located in the city of Irving, Udallas is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Udallas, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Texas ranking.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Udallas to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $34,070. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Udallas is $139,006. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Sam Houston State University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Huntsville, SHSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

It takes the average student at SHSU about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,492. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SHSU be around $101,889. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Texas Woman's University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. TWU is a large public school located in the city of Denton.

At TWU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $21,089 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from TWU is $97,431. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at Austin as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a very large student population. UT Austin also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Texas rankings.

At UT Austin, 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 $36,312. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UT Austin is about $156,142. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best English Language & Literature Colleges in the Southwest Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 943
Oklahoma 285
New Mexico 298

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 2,171
Writing Studies 692
English Literature (Other) 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 4,996
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 3,496
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 1,211
Theology & Religious Vocations 614
Philosophy & Religious Studies 530

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 22 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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