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Schools Offering English Programs in Pennsylvania

Each year, roughly 1.0% of Pennsylvania students graduate with degrees in English. Thus, Pennsylvania's 101 English schools put out approximately 3,848 english professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a English program is University of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania, which was ranked 4th in the country in 2010, is located in Philadelphia. 135 students graduated with a degree in English from University of Pennsylvania in 2010. Tuition at University of Pennsylvania was $40,514 per year.

Swarthmore College, which is located in Swarthmore, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a English program. It received a ranking of 15th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Swarthmore College graduated 23 students from its English program. The tuition rate at Swarthmore College was $39,600 per year.

The third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a English program is Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University, which was ranked 16th in the country in 2010, is located in Pittsburgh. 78 students graduated with degree in English from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010. Tuition at Carnegie Mellon University was $42,136 per year.


Tuition at Pennsylvania's English schools ranges from $42,342 per year to $3,120 per year. But, the average tuition is $23,414 per year. In 2010, the English schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Bucknell University - located in Lewisburg, students are charged $42,342 per year
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $42,136 per year
  3. Dickinson College - located in Carlisle, students are charged $41,520 per year

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

  1. Butler County Community College - located in Butler, students are charged $3,120 per year
  2. Community College of Philadelphia - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $4,320 per year
  3. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - located in Bloomsburg, students are charged $7,456 per year

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

In Pennsylvania, the largest numbers of english professional work in the following counties:

  1. Bucks County - 2,180 english professionals
  2. Allegheny County - 960 english professionals
  3. Warren County - 280 english professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of english professionals in the state of Pennsylvania will grow to 8,450. This would require a 1% growth in the field.


english professionals in Pennsylvania earn $54,030 per year on average. However, Pennsylvania english professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,210 per year to more than $99,820 per year in 2010. English professionals in the following Pennsylvania counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Cumberland County - $58,900 per year
  2. Bucks County - $57,617 per year
  3. Centre County - $53,195 per year

On average, english professionals earn the least in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Erie County - $36,890 per year
  2. Lackawanna County - $39,575 per year
  3. Berks County - $43,260 per year

On average, the highest paid english professionals in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Technical Writer - $64,720 per year
  2. Creative Writer - $53,590 per year
  3. Literacy Teacher - $43,780 per year

The english professionals with lowest average salaries in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Creative Writer - $53,590 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $43,780 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in English in Pennsylvania and to compare salaries with various related fields such as language or creative writing, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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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 2,260 $43,780 9.7%
Technical Writers 1,550 $64,720 14.0%
Writers and Authors 1,220 $53,590 -32.6%

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