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

6 Colleges
597 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,509 Avg Cost*

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

Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South CarolinaEnglish Language & Literature is the #13 most popular major in South Carolina with 597 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 42,686 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.4% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina ranking analyzed 6 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 South Carolina

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

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University has taken the #1 spot in this year's English language and literature ranking for non-traditional students. Clemson is a very large public school located in the suburb of Clemson. Clemson did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in South Carolina list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.9%. There are approximately 4,940 students at Clemson that take at least one class online. About 3,011 of the students at Clemson are attending part time. Clemson does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of South Carolina - Columbia earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Columbia, UofSC is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UofSC has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in South Carolina ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.3%. Approximately 8,099 students take at least one class online at UofSC. There are roughly 3,525 part time students in attendance at UofSC. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

College of Charleston earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Charleston, C of C is a public college with a large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, C of C has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in South Carolina ranking.

About 5.1% of C of C students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,821 students take at least one class online at C of C. About 1,425 of the students at C of C are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

Winthrop University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Winthrop is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Rock Hill. Winthrop not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in South Carolina list.

The student loan default rate at Winthrop is lower than is typical, just 5.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,993 students take at least one class online at Winthrop. About 1,110 of the students at Winthrop are attending part time. Winthrop does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Coastal Carolina University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Coastal Carolina University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Conway. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Coastal Carolina University has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in South Carolina ranking.

About 8.3% of Coastal Carolina University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,563 students at Coastal Carolina University that take at least one class online. 1,506 of Coastal Carolina University students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Francis Marion University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Francis Marion University is a small public school located in the small suburb of Florence. Francis Marion University not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in South Carolina list.

About 8.4% of Francis Marion University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 455 students take at least one class online at Francis Marion University. 887 of Francis Marion University students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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
North Carolina 1,191
Tennessee 759
West Virginia 285
Alabama 546
Louisiana 460
Kentucky 461
Arkansas 334

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 565
Writing Studies 109

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 4,111
Visual & Performing Arts 1,366
Theology & Religious Vocations 457
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 359
Philosophy & Religious Studies 202

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 6 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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