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2021 Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Washington

5 Colleges
809 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,345 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in WashingtonIn 2018-2019, 809 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a Washington college or university. This makes it the #14 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.9% of all the English language and literature bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Washington ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in English language and literature. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality English language and literature programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the English language and literature program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

One Size Does Not Fit All

As a non-traditional student, you have a lot to consider when it comes to choosing an education. That's why we've developed rankings specifically for you. Check out more major-related rankings here..

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2021 Best English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Washington

Check out the English language and literature programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Washington - Seattle Campus tops the 2021 list of our schools in Washington that are best for non-traditional English language and literature students. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the large city of Seattle. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW Seattle, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Washington ranking.

About 2.8% of UW Seattle students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 3,490 students take at least one class online at UW Seattle. 5,528 of UW Seattle students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Western Washington University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Bellingham, WWU is a public school with a large student population. WWU also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Washington list, coming in at #2.

About 2.7% of WWU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 692 students at WWU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,502 part time students in attendance at WWU. WWU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Gonzaga is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Spokane. Gonzaga also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Washington list, coming in at #3.

About 1.5% of Gonzaga students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 1,719 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Washington State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Wazzu, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Washington ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. 3,345 of Wazzu students are exclusively distance learners. 4,795 students are part time. Wazzu does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

About 5.1% of EWU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,907 students at EWU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,748 part time students in attendance at EWU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students English Language & Literature Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 4,276
Hawaii 113
Oregon 500
Alaska 46
Nevada 188

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 557
Writing Studies 378

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 18,109
Visual & Performing Arts 1,805
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 689
Philosophy & Religious Studies 305
Theology & Religious Vocations 250

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Mike Hazard.

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