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

8 Colleges
899 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,157 Avg Cost*

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

Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MinnesotaIn 2018-2019, 899 bachelor's degrees were awarded to English language and literature students who went to a Minnesota college or university. This makes it the #13 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 42,686 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.1% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Minnesota ranking, we looked at 8 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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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.

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

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

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities has taken the #1 spot in this year's English language and literature ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a very large student population. UMN Twin Cities did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Minnesota list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.2%. Approximately 13,571 students take at least one class online at UMN Twin Cities. 10,971 of UMN Twin Cities students are attending part time. UMN Twin Cities does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Metropolitan State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Metro State is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Saint Paul. Metro State also made our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Minnesota list, coming in at #6.

The student loan default rate at Metro State is lower than is typical, just 6.0% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,235 students at Metro State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,679 part time students in attendance at Metro State. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Hamline University. Located in the large city of Saint Paul, Hamline is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Hamline, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Minnesota ranking.

About 3.4% of Hamline students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 437 of Hamline students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 1,429 part time students in attendance at Hamline. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN

St Catherine University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. St. Kate's is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Paul. St. Kate's did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Minnesota list.

The student loan default rate at St. Kate’s is lower than is typical, just 3.4% of students default in three years. 1,006 students at St. Kate’s are exclusively online. 2,071 students are part time.

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Our rankings recognize Minnesota State University - Mankato as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Minnesota State Mankato is a fairly large public school located in the city of Mankato. Minnesota State Mankato not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Minnesota list.

The student loan default rate at Minnesota State Mankato is lower than is typical, just 4.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,986 students at Minnesota State Mankato that take at least one class online. About 3,207 of the students at Minnesota State Mankato are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Winona State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best English language and literature schools for non-traditional students. Winona State is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Winona. Winona State also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in Minnesota rankings.

About 3.5% of Winona State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,703 students at Winona State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,335 part time students in attendance at Winona State. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#7

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Our rankings recognize Saint Cloud State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. St. Cloud State University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Saint Cloud.

The student loan default rate at St. Cloud State University is lower than is typical, just 4.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,478 students take at least one class online at St. Cloud State University. There are roughly 5,416 part time students in attendance at St. Cloud State University. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Minnesota State University - Moorhead. MSU Moorhead is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Moorhead.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. There are approximately 1,764 students at MSU Moorhead that take at least one class online. About 1,779 of the students at MSU Moorhead are attending part time. 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 Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 634
Kansas 267
South Dakota 85
Iowa 570
Nebraska 241
North Dakota 83

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 620
Writing Studies 467
English Literature (Other) 3
Literature 2

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 6,588
Visual & Performing Arts 1,893
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,022
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 632
Philosophy & Religious Studies 385

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 8 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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