Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

English Language & Literature

Find Schools Near

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

9 Colleges
546 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,695 Avg Cost*

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

Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in AlabamaIn 2018-2019, 546 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a Alabama college or university. This makes it the #17 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.3% 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 Alabama ranking, we looked at 9 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.

More Ways to Rank English Language & Literature Schools

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.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Alabama

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

Best English Language & Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Athens State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Alabama that are best for non-traditional English language and literature students. Located in the fringe town of Athens, Athens State University is a public college with a small student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.5%. 2,049 of Athens State University students are exclusively distance learners. About 1,815 of the students at Athens State University are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

Full English Language & Literature at Athens State University Report

Request Information

University of Alabama at Birmingham comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Birmingham, UAB is a public college with a fairly large student population. UAB also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama rankings.

The student loan default rate at UAB is lower than is typical, just 5.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 6,935 students take at least one class online at UAB. 7,703 of UAB students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

Read More…

Request Information
#3

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Auburn, Auburn is a public school with a fairly large student population. Auburn also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.6%. Approximately 5,589 students take at least one class online at Auburn. There are roughly 4,634 part time students in attendance at Auburn. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

Full English Language & Literature at Auburn University Report

Request Information
#4

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL

Jacksonville State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Jacksonville, Jacksonville State University is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Jacksonville State University also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama rankings.

Approximately 3,981 students take at least one class online at Jacksonville State University. There are roughly 2,772 part time students in attendance at Jacksonville State University. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

Read full report on English Language & Literature at Jacksonville State University

Request Information
#5

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL

Our rankings recognize University of Montevallo as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Montevallo, Montevallo is a public school with a small student population. Montevallo also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama list, coming in at #3.

About 7.3% of Montevallo students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 615 students at Montevallo that take at least one class online. 410 of Montevallo students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

Read More…

Request Information

#6

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

Our rankings recognize The University of Alabama as the #6 school in this year's rankings. UA is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa. UA also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.1%. There are approximately 11,148 students at UA that take at least one class online. There are roughly 5,352 part time students in attendance at UA. UA does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

Read full report on English Language & Literature at The University of Alabama

Request Information

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Alabama. UNA is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Florence. UNA did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama list.

Approximately 2,762 students take at least one class online at UNA. There are roughly 2,190 part time students in attendance at UNA. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

Read More…

Request Information
#8

Troy University

Troy, AL

Our rankings recognize Troy University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Troy, TROY is a public college with a large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, TROY has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama ranking.

6,548 students at TROY are exclusively online. There are roughly 6,676 part time students in attendance at TROY. TROY does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

Full English Language & Literature at Troy University Report

Request Information

University of South Alabama landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Located in the midsize city of Mobile, USA is a public college with a fairly large student population. USA also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Alabama rankings.

The student loan default rate at USA is lower than is typical, just 8.4% of students default in three years. There are approximately 3,671 students at USA that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,511 part time students in attendance at USA. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

Full English Language & Literature at University of South Alabama Report

Request Information

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 260
Florida 2,145
Virginia 1,746
Georgia 1,015
West Virginia 285
Tennessee 759
North Carolina 1,191
South Carolina 597
Louisiana 460
Kentucky 461
Arkansas 334

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 584
Writing Studies 49

View All English Language & Literature Related Majors >

Majors Similar to English Language & Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 5,910
Visual & Performing Arts 1,243
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 277
Theology & Religious Vocations 184
Philosophy & Religious Studies 144

View All English Language & Literature Related Majors >

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured English Schools

Find Schools Near You