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2021 Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in District of Columbia

3 Colleges
202 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,738 Avg Cost*

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

Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in District of ColumbiaIn 2018-2019, 202 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a District of Columbia college or university. This makes it the #12 most popular major in the state. This means that 0.5% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in District of Columbia ranking looked at 3 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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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 English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students in District of Columbia

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

#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 fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington. Georgetown also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in District of Columbia rankings.

The student loan default rate at Georgetown is lower than is typical, just 1.2% of students default in three years. 2,151 of Georgetown students are exclusively distance learners. 4,463 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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George Washington University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. GWU also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in District of Columbia list, coming in at #2.

About 1.9% of GWU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 5,374 of GWU students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 9,073 part time students in attendance at GWU.

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#3

Howard University

Washington, DC

Howard University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Washington, Howard is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Howard did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in District of Columbia list.

About 8.0% of Howard students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,030 students at Howard that take at least one class online. 639 students are part time.

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

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

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

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 220
Literature 31
Writing Studies 19

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 548
Theology & Religious Vocations 352
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 347
Philosophy & Religious Studies 193
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 140

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 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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