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2021 Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

69 Colleges
8,248 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,561 Avg Cost*

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

Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic RegionEnglish Language & Literature is the #15 most popular major in the country with 42,686 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 8,248 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

For this year's Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, we looked at 69 colleges that offer a bachelor's in English language and literature. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great English language and literature programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the English language and literature program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

The following schools top our list of the Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Top 10 Best English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University has taken the #1 spot in this year's English language and literature ranking for non-traditional students. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington. Georgetown not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

About 1.2% of Georgetown students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 2,151 students at Georgetown are exclusively online. 4,463 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Columbia University in the City of New York comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Columbia has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

About 1.8% of Columbia students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,138 students at Columbia that take at least one class online. 5,005 of Columbia students are attending part time.

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#3

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Binghamton University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public school with a large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Binghamton University has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

About 2.1% of Binghamton University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 769 students at Binghamton University that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,020 part time students in attendance at Binghamton University. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Monmouth University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of West Long Branch, Monmouth is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Monmouth excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The student loan default rate at Monmouth is lower than is typical, just 3.8% of students default in three years. Approximately 588 students take at least one class online at Monmouth. About 1,061 of the students at Monmouth are attending part time. Monmouth does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of West Chester, WCUPA is a public college with a large student population. WCUPA excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

About 4.9% of WCUPA students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,140 students take at least one class online at WCUPA. About 3,448 of the students at WCUPA are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#6

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public college with a large student population.

About 5.6% of Rowan students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,688 students take at least one class online at Rowan. There are roughly 3,804 part time students in attendance at Rowan. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Villanova is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Villanova. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Villanova has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

About 1.4% of Villanova students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 1,576 students at Villanova are exclusively online. About 3,154 of the students at Villanova are attending part time.

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Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Fordham U is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bronx. Fordham U did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The student loan default rate at Fordham U is lower than is typical, just 2.6% of students default in three years. 946 students at Fordham U are exclusively online. 2,779 of Fordham U students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#9

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Syracuse. Syracuse also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #9.

About 3.0% of Syracuse students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 2,279 students at Syracuse are exclusively online. About 3,619 of the students at Syracuse are attending part time. Syracuse does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Duquesne University. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Duquesne is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Duquesne also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at Duquesne is lower than is typical, just 2.8% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,144 students at Duquesne that take at least one class online. There are roughly 407 part time students in attendance at Duquesne. Duquesne does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region award.

Rank College Location
11 Georgian Court University Lakewood, NJ
12 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
13 Cornell University Ithaca, NY

Best for Non-Traditional Students English Language & Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students English language and literature schools for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 2,323
New York 3,776
New Jersey 1,025
Maryland 816
Delaware 106
District of Columbia 202

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 7,339
Writing Studies 2,304
Literature 503
English Literature (Other) 262

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Majors Similar to English Language & Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 46,508
Visual & Performing Arts 28,829
Theology & Religious Vocations 6,074
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 5,068
Philosophy & Religious Studies 3,397

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 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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