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

11 Colleges
1,025 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,635 Avg Cost*

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

Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New JerseyEnglish Language & Literature is the #14 most popular major in New Jersey with 1,025 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.4% 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 New Jersey ranking looked at 11 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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2021 Best English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students in New Jersey

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

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

#1

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Monmouth University tops the 2021 list of our schools in New Jersey that are best for non-traditional English language and literature students. Located in the large suburb of West Long Branch, Monmouth is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. Monmouth did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey list.

About 3.8% of Monmouth students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 588 students take at least one class online at Monmouth. 1,061 students are part time. Monmouth does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Rowan has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.6%. Approximately 4,688 students take at least one class online at Rowan. 3,804 of Rowan students are attending part time. Rowan does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Georgian Court University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Georgian Court is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Lakewood. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Georgian Court has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.2%. Approximately 855 students take at least one class online at Georgian Court. 892 students are part time. Georgian Court does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The College of New Jersey comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. TCNJ is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Ewing. TCNJ also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey rankings.

The student loan default rate at TCNJ is lower than is typical, just 2.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 306 students take at least one class online at TCNJ. 693 of TCNJ students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ

Our rankings recognize New Jersey City University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. NJCU is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Jersey City.

Approximately 1,951 students take at least one class online at NJCU. About 2,543 of the students at NJCU are attending part time. NJCU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Located in the city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Rutgers New Brunswick has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey ranking.

The student loan default rate at Rutgers New Brunswick is lower than is typical, just 3.8% of students default in three years. Approximately 10,368 students take at least one class online at Rutgers New Brunswick. 7,501 of Rutgers New Brunswick students are attending part time. Rutgers New Brunswick does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#7

Kean University

Union, NJ

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Kean University. Kean is a large public school located in the suburb of Union.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.9%. There are approximately 826 students at Kean that take at least one class online. 3,382 of Kean students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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William Paterson University of New Jersey landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Wayne, William Paterson University is a public school with a large student population.

The student loan default rate at William Paterson University is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,328 students at William Paterson University that take at least one class online. 2,600 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#9

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Montclair State is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Montclair. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Montclair State, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in New Jersey ranking.

About 4.8% of Montclair State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,951 students take at least one class online at Montclair State. About 4,568 of the students at Montclair State are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#10

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ

Our rankings recognize Stockton University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Galloway, Stockton State is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

About 4.9% of Stockton State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,167 students at Stockton State that take at least one class online. 1,090 of Stockton State students are attending part time. Stockton State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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
Maryland 816
Delaware 106
District of Columbia 202

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 1,112
Writing Studies 115
English Literature (Other) 52
Literature 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 10,041
Visual & Performing Arts 2,719
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,600
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 547
Philosophy & Religious Studies 234

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 11 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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