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Schools Offering English Programs in Massachusetts

Each year, roughly 1.1% of Massachusetts students graduate with degrees in English. In other words, every year an estimated 2,451 english professionals graduate from Massachusetts' 53 English schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a English program is Harvard University. Harvard University, which was ranked 0th in the country in 2010, is located in Cambridge. In 2010, Harvard University graduated 115 students from its English program. Tuition at Harvard University was $38,415 per year.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was ranked 9th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a English program. It is located in Cambridge. In 2010, Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduated 7 students from its English program. Students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology paid $39,212 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts with a English program is Tufts University, which is located in Medford. In 2010, it was ranked 12th nationwide. In 2010, 77 students graduated from Tufts University English program. The tuition rate at Tufts University was $41,598 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Massachusetts' English schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $26,923 per year, though tuition can range from $41,982 per year to $3,144 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Massachusetts English schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Bard College at Simon's Rock - located in Great Barrington, students are charged $41,982 per year
  2. Tufts University - located in Medford, students are charged $41,598 per year
  3. Williams College - located in Williamstown, students are charged $41,434 per year

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

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Cape Cod Community College - located in West Barnstable, students are charged $3,624 per year
  3. Bridgewater State University - located in Bridgewater, students are charged $7,053 per year

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

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

  1. Bristol County - 3,090 english professionals
  2. Middlesex County - 750 english professionals
  3. Hartford County - 340 english professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of english professionals in Massachusetts will grow by 8%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 8,490 english professionals working in Massachusetts. The greatest growth for english professional is predicted to be amongst Creative Writers, who are expected to increase by 10% by 2018.


On average, english professionals earn a salary of $63,743 per year in Massachusetts state. But, salaries for english professional can vary. In 2010, english professional made as little as less than $17,190 per year or as much as more than $118,490 per year in Massachusetts. English professionals in the following Massachusetts counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Essex County - $64,360 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $63,075 per year
  3. Hartford County - $61,160 per year

The Massachusetts counties with the lowest average salary for english professionals are:

  1. Bristol County - $54,292 per year
  2. Worcester County - $55,070 per year
  3. Windham County - $57,137 per year

The english professionals with highest average salaries in Massachusetts were:

  1. Technical Writer - $81,270 per year
  2. Creative Writer - $61,840 per year
  3. Literacy Teacher - $48,120 per year

The english professionals with lowest average salaries in Massachusetts were:

  1. Creative Writer - $61,840 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $48,120 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in English in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in English in Massachusetts
  • Doctoral Degree in English in Massachusetts

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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 2,160 $48,120 13.7%
Technical Writers 2,010 $81,270 -1.5%
Writers and Authors 970 $61,840 -11.8%

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