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2021 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Missouri

5 Colleges
651 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,414 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value English Language & Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in MissouriIn 2018-2019, 651 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a Missouri college or university. This makes it the #18 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.5% of all the English language and literature bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature in Missouri ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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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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.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Missouri

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

Best Value English Language & Literature Schools in Missouri

#1

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Truman State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Kirksville, Truman State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. Truman State also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Missouri list, coming in at #1.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Truman State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $18,927. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Truman State is $80,250. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Missouri State University - Springfield earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Missouri State, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Missouri ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Missouri State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,142. This means that the average student pays around $100,303 to get a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Missouri - Columbia landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value English language and literature schools. Located in the city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a fairly large student population. Mizzou did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Missouri list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Mizzou to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,545. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Mizzou is $137,852. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Missouri - Kansas City as the #4 school in this year's rankings. UMKC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Kansas City. UMKC not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Missouri list.

At UMKC, 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 $31,328. 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 UMKC is $144,422. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Missouri - St Louis. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, UMSL is a public school with a fairly large student population. UMSL did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Missouri list.

It takes the average student at UMSL about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,128. 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 UMSL is $148,082. 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 Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 899
Kansas 267
South Dakota 85
Iowa 570
Nebraska 241
North Dakota 83

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 530
Writing Studies 105
English Literature (Other) 9
Literature 7

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Majors Similar to English Language & Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,561
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,330
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 453
Theology & Religious Vocations 393
Philosophy & Religious Studies 197

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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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