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2020 Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in West Virginia

Approximately 57,989 English language and literature degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. 365 of these awards were given by schools in West Virginia alone, making it the 36th most popular state for English language and literature students. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in West Virginia ranking analyzed 5 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in English language and literature. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for English Language & Literature students in West Virginia.

Choosing a Great English Language & Literature School

Best Colleges for English Language & Literature in West Virginia Your choice of English language and literature school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

English Language & Literature graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent English language and literature graduates from West Virginia schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $23,800 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on English Language & Literature students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other English language and literature students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized English language and literature related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for English Language & Literature students in West Virginia.

Best Schools to Study English Language & Literature in West Virginia

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Best English Language & Literature Colleges in West Virginia

#1

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University is a good option for individuals pursuing a English Language & Literature major. Located in the small city Morgantown, WVU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, WVU also offers 2 different higher degree levels in English language and literature, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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#2

Marshall University

Huntington, WV

Marshall University is a great option for students interested in a English Language & Literature degree. Located in the city Huntington, Marshall University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Marshall University offers a Master's Degree in English language and literature.

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Every student pursuing a degree in English language and literature needs to check out American Public University System. Located in the town Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.More…

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Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

Every student pursuing a degree in English language and literature has to look into Shepherd University. Located in the fringe town Shepherdstown, Shepherd University is a public school with a small student population.More…

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West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV

Located in the rural area West Liberty, West Liberty University is a public college with a small student population.More…

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Best English Language & Literature Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
North Carolina 38 1,535
South Carolina 38 704
Florida 38 2,498
Virginia 38 2,342
Arkansas 38 399
Mississippi 38 327
Louisiana 37 593
Alabama 37 657
Kentucky 37 638
Georgia 37 1,458
Tennessee 37 927

English Language & Literature Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General English Literature 43,370
Writing Studies 12,624
English Literature (Other) 1,215
Literature 780

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 516,754
Visual & Performing Arts 154,258
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 34,883
Theology & Religious Vocations 31,559
Philosophy & Religious Studies 16,163

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Mike Hazard.

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