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2023 English Language and Literature Popularity

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 18th most popular degree in America, with 34,070 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #19 Computer Science, and narrowly lost to #17 Computer and Information Sciences.

The degree is offered at a total of 1,325 colleges across the nation, and is the 6th most widely offered degree. Given that english language and literature is offered at 88% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America, you can be sure this is a critical degree and the skillsets acquired are likely to last for a long time.

It is also worth noting that 48% of colleges offering english language and literature are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The southeast produces the most english language and literature graduates, largely led by University of Central Florida, while it’s the Pacific-12 Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from California State University-Long Beach and University of California-Berkeley.

All that being said, no individual school produces more english language and literature graduates than Arizona Western College, which graduated 420 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study english language and literature). More students studied english language and literature as a percentage of total students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts than any other college.

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