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Schools Offering English Programs in California

Around 1.0% of California's graduates graduate from English degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 9,269 english professionals graduate from California's 173 English schools.

Top Schools

Stanford University, which is located in Stanford, is the top-ranked school in California that has a English program. It received a ranking of 2nd in the country in 2010. 88 students graduated with a degree in English from Stanford University in 2010. Students at Stanford University paid $40,172 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in California with a English program is University of California-Berkeley, which is located in Berkeley. In 2010, it was ranked 5th nationwide. In 2010, University of California-Berkeley graduated 463 students from its English program. University of California-Berkeley charged in-state students $10,940 in tuition fees per year.

University of California-Los Angeles, which was ranked 5th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in California that has a English program. It is located in Los Angeles. 445 students graduated with degree in English from University of California-Los Angeles in 2010. Tuition at University of California-Los Angeles was $10,781 per year.


English schools in California, charge students an average tuition of $9,846 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $41,130 per year, or as little as $624 per year. In 2010, the following California English schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Pitzer College - located in Claremont, students are charged $41,130 per year
  2. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
  3. Occidental College - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $40,939 per year

The English schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in California were:

  1. San Joaquin Delta College - located in Stockton, students are charged $624 per year
  2. Copper Mountain Community College - located in Joshua Tree, students are charged $625 per year
  3. American River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year

An English degree from a California school... what next?

The California counties with the largest populations of english professional are:

  1. Los Angeles County - 4,660 english professionals
  2. Marin County - 2,190 english professionals
  3. San Diego County - 2,120 english professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of english professionals is expected to grow by 10% by 2018. There are projected to be 49,500 english professionals working in California then. Of these 49,500 english professionals, the government predicts that 24,800 will be creative writers, 8,100 will be technical writers, and 16,600 will be literacy teachers.


english professionals in California earn $79,803 per year on average. However, California english professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,850 per year to more than $165,590 per year in 2010. English professionals in the following California counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Los Angeles County - $94,530 per year
  2. Madera County - $90,430 per year
  3. Amador County - $85,470 per year

English professionals in the following counties in California make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Tulare County - $59,290 per year
  2. Kern County - $61,320 per year
  3. Riverside County - $63,037 per year

The english professionals with highest average salaries in California were:

  1. Creative Writer - $85,170 per year
  2. Technical Writer - $82,730 per year
  3. Literacy Teacher - $71,510 per year

The english professionals with lowest average salaries in California were:

  1. Technical Writer - $82,730 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $71,510 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional California statistics regarding a career in English. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as language or creative writing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in English in California
  • Bachelor's Degree in English in California
  • Master's Degree in English in California
  • Doctoral Degree in English in California
  • Certificate in English in California

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 10,960 $71,510 -16.6%
Writers and Authors 6,060 $85,170 25.2%
Technical Writers 5,820 $82,730 -15.3%

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