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

9 Colleges
1,173 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,728 Avg Cost*

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

Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MichiganIn 2018-2019, 1,173 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a Michigan 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 2.7% of all the English language and literature bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Michigan ranking looked at 9 colleges that offer a bachelor's in English language and literature. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent English language and literature programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the English language and literature program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying English language and literature.

Best English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor tops the 2021 list of our schools in Michigan that are best for non-traditional English language and literature students. Located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, U-M has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.1%. Approximately 487 students take at least one class online at U-M. There are roughly 2,376 part time students in attendance at U-M. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the city of East Lansing. Michigan State also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.4%. There are approximately 9,273 students at Michigan State that take at least one class online. About 6,488 of the students at Michigan State are attending part time.

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Grand Valley State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Allendale, GVSU is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at GVSU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.8%. There are approximately 2,115 students at GVSU that take at least one class online. About 4,024 of the students at GVSU are attending part time. GVSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

Oakland University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Rochester Hills, Oakland is a public college with a large student population. Oakland also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.4%. Approximately 4,058 students take at least one class online at Oakland. There are roughly 4,704 part time students in attendance at Oakland. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Eastern Michigan University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Eastern Michigan is a large public school located in the large suburb of Ypsilanti.

Approximately 4,524 students take at least one class online at Eastern Michigan. About 6,765 of the students at Eastern Michigan are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Wayne State is a very large public school located in the city of Detroit. Wayne State also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan rankings.

About 7.2% of Wayne State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,953 students at Wayne State that take at least one class online. 8,279 students are part time. Wayne State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Michigan - Dearborn as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Dearborn, UM Dearborn is a public college with a medium-sized student population. UM Dearborn not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan list.

The student loan default rate at UM Dearborn is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,904 students take at least one class online at UM Dearborn. There are roughly 3,720 part time students in attendance at UM Dearborn. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Northern Michigan University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Marquette, Northern Michigan University is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.5%. There are approximately 1,641 students at Northern Michigan University that take at least one class online. 1,257 students are part time. Northern Michigan University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Our rankings recognize Central Michigan University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Central Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Central Michigan, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Michigan ranking.

About 4.9% of Central Michigan students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 4,102 students at Central Michigan are exclusively online. 5,656 of Central Michigan students are attending part time. 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 Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 1,431
Illinois 1,319
Indiana 841
Wisconsin 740

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 913
Writing Studies 453
Literature 17
English Literature (Other) 5

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 11,331
Visual & Performing Arts 3,530
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 1,053
Theology & Religious Vocations 645
Philosophy & Religious Studies 358

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 9 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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