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

7 Colleges
759 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,008 Avg Cost*

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

Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in TennesseeIn 2018-2019, 759 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a Tennessee college or university. This makes it the #15 most popular major in the state. This means that 1.8% 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 Tennessee ranking looked at 7 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 Tennessee

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

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University has taken the #1 spot in this year's English language and literature ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. Vanderbilt also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Tennessee rankings.

About 1.5% of Vanderbilt students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 574 students take at least one class online at Vanderbilt. About 960 of the students at Vanderbilt are attending part time.

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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public school with a fairly large student population. UT Knoxville also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Tennessee rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.7%. Approximately 9,112 students take at least one class online at UT Knoxville. 3,637 of UT Knoxville students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Middle Tennessee State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University is a public school with a fairly large student population. Middle Tennessee State University also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Tennessee rankings.

Approximately 5,857 students take at least one class online at Middle Tennessee State University. 5,400 of Middle Tennessee State University students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

University of Memphis earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. UofM is a fairly large public school located in the city of Memphis. UofM did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Tennessee list.

There are approximately 5,191 students at UofM that take at least one class online. 7,478 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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East Tennessee State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. ETSU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Johnson City. ETSU also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Tennessee rankings.

There are approximately 5,895 students at ETSU that take at least one class online. About 2,802 of the students at ETSU are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Chattanooga, UT Chattanooga is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UT Chattanooga, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Tennessee ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.1%. There are approximately 4,564 students at UT Chattanooga that take at least one class online. About 1,836 of the students at UT Chattanooga are attending part time. UT Chattanooga does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#7

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Austin Peay State University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Clarksville. Austin Peay State University also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Tennessee rankings.

Approximately 4,081 students take at least one class online at Austin Peay State University. There are roughly 3,629 part time students in attendance at Austin Peay State University. 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
West Virginia 285
North Carolina 1,191
South Carolina 597
Alabama 546
Louisiana 460
Kentucky 461
Arkansas 334

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 803
Writing Studies 90
Literature 5

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 9,203
Visual & Performing Arts 2,523
Theology & Religious Vocations 958
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 498
Philosophy & Religious Studies 266

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 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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