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2023 English Language and Literature Cost

There are about 129,058 students enrolled in English Language and Literature in the USA.

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English language and literature is the 16th most expensive major in the nation, with a median cost of $54,150 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #17, Film, with a median cost of $54,095).

New England has the most expensive schools with first-class english language and literature programs predominantly led by Amherst College with an annual cost of $57,640. The most expensive state for english language and literature is Vermont led by Saint Michael's College and University of Vermont.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 75.77% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 45.18% less than your average private school. So, if you're hoping to attend a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most high-priced option in the top 25 is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the United States. The most affordable option in the top 100 is CUNY Hunter College. It costs just $14,880 per year and is ranked 39th for its english language and literature program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, Florida State University  might be for you, ranked #1 with an in-state cost of just $4,022. Another more affordable pick would be #21, The University of Texas at Austin in Travis County, TX with a cost of $10,824 for in-state students and $38,326 for out-of-state students.

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