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

9 Colleges
740 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,490 Avg Cost*

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

Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in WisconsinWith 740 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, English language and literature is the #17 most popular major in Wisconsin. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.7% 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 Wisconsin ranking, we looked at 9 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.

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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 Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin - Madison tops the 2021 list of our schools in Wisconsin that are best for non-traditional English language and literature students. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public school with a fairly large student population. UW - Madison did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Wisconsin list.

The student loan default rate at UW - Madison is lower than is typical, just 1.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 6,424 students take at least one class online at UW - Madison. There are roughly 4,418 part time students in attendance at UW - Madison. UW - Madison does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Green Bay as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UW - Green Bay is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Green Bay.

There are approximately 2,689 students at UW - Green Bay that take at least one class online. 3,605 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. UW - Stevens Point is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Stevens Point. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UW - Stevens Point has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Wisconsin ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.5%. Approximately 2,589 students take at least one class online at UW - Stevens Point. 1,574 of UW - Stevens Point students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, UWM is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UWM, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Wisconsin ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.3%. There are approximately 7,217 students at UWM that take at least one class online. There are roughly 6,191 part time students in attendance at UWM. UWM does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. UW - La Crosse is a large public school located in the city of La Crosse. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UW - La Crosse has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Wisconsin ranking.

About 1.6% of UW - La Crosse students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,292 students at UW - La Crosse that take at least one class online. 1,049 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Eau Claire, UW - Eau Claire is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW - Eau Claire, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Wisconsin ranking.

The student loan default rate at UW - Eau Claire is lower than is typical, just 7.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,242 students at UW - Eau Claire that take at least one class online. About 1,698 of the students at UW - Eau Claire are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. UW - Whitewater is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Whitewater. UW - Whitewater not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Wisconsin list.

The student loan default rate at UW - Whitewater is lower than is typical, just 8.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 3,304 students at UW - Whitewater that take at least one class online. 2,456 of UW - Whitewater students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - River Falls as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of River Falls, UW - River Falls is a public school with a medium-sized student population. UW - River Falls did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Wisconsin list.

About 3.9% of UW - River Falls students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,867 students at UW - River Falls that take at least one class online. There are roughly 739 part time students in attendance at UW - River Falls. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#9

Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

Carthage College earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize suburb of Kenosha, Carthage is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Carthage has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Wisconsin ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.2%. 176 students are 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 Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 1,173
Ohio 1,431
Illinois 1,319
Indiana 841

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 727
Writing Studies 127
English Literature (Other) 5

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 2,411
Visual & Performing Arts 2,155
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 866
Philosophy & Religious Studies 228
Theology & Religious Vocations 144

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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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