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

17 Colleges
2,323 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,567 Avg Cost*

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

Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in PennsylvaniaEnglish Language & Literature is the #13 most popular major in Pennsylvania with 2,323 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 5.4% 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 Pennsylvania ranking analyzed 17 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Pennsylvania

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

West Chester University of Pennsylvania tops the 2021 list of our schools in Pennsylvania that are best for non-traditional English language and literature students. Located in the suburb of West Chester, WCUPA is a public college with a large student population. WCUPA also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Pennsylvania list, coming in at #4.

About 4.9% of WCUPA students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,140 students at WCUPA that take at least one class online. 3,448 of WCUPA students are attending part time. WCUPA does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Villanova is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Villanova. Villanova not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Pennsylvania list.

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. 3,154 of Villanova students are attending part time.

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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Duquesne is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Duquesne has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Pennsylvania ranking.

About 2.8% of Duquesne students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 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. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Indiana, IUP is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.3%. Approximately 2,760 students take at least one class online at IUP. There are roughly 2,106 part time students in attendance at IUP. IUP does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Kutztown University of Pennsylvania as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Kutztown University is a medium-sized public school located in the fringe town of Kutztown.

About 6.9% of Kutztown University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,293 students at Kutztown University that take at least one class online. About 1,058 of the students at Kutztown University are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Saint Joseph's University. St. Joe's is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

The student loan default rate at St. Joe’s is lower than is typical, just 3.6% of students default in three years. 2,074 students at St. Joe’s are exclusively online. There are roughly 2,816 part time students in attendance at St. Joe’s. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a very large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. There are approximately 13,255 students at Penn State University Park that take at least one class online. About 1,670 of the students at Penn State University Park are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. SRU is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Slippery Rock.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. There are approximately 1,777 students at SRU that take at least one class online. 1,216 of SRU students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Millersville is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Millersville.

The student loan default rate at Millersville is lower than is typical, just 6.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,109 students take at least one class online at Millersville. 1,960 of Millersville students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Located in the fringe town of Shippensburg, Ship is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.8%. 187 of Ship students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 1,110 part time students in attendance at Ship. 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 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
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 1,716
Writing Studies 983
Literature 88
English Literature (Other) 30

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Majors Similar to English Language & Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 5,591
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 4,457
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 1,313
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,047
Philosophy & Religious Studies 996

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 17 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.
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