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How will your English education stack up?

If you want to study English at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. The US has 1,602 brick and mortar English schools.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had English programs were:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  3. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California

Student Demographics

In 2010, 67,374 students earned degrees in English in the US. Of these students, 1,903 received certifications in English, 54,938 received an undergraduate degree in English, and 10,533 received a graduate-level degree in English.


Students can pursue education in English at the following levels:

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

English students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying English:

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Analytical Skills
  • Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Rhetoric and Writing


On average in 2010, English schools in the US charged $29,766 in tuition per year. The English schools that charged students the highest tuition rates were:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York, students paid $41,930
  3. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655

The lowest tuition was charged by the following English schools:

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625
  2. Texas A & M University - located in College Station, Texas, students paid $8,176
  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, Washington State, students paid $7,692

How will your English job compare?

Many US English graduates become technical writer or literacy teacher. According to the government, in 2010 the US had 153,480 english professionals. Of these, 40,980 were creative writers. In addition, 43,990 were technical writers and 68,510 were literacy teachers. The states with the largest populations of english professionals are:

  1. California - 22,840 English Professionals
  2. New York - 14,350 English Professionals
  3. Texas - 9,870 English Professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 348,840 english professionals will be working in the US. This would require the number of english professionals to grow by 11%. The following states are projected to have the fastest growth for english professionals over the next few years:

  1. Utah - 24%
  2. Virginia - 21%
  3. Texas - 19%


On average, english professionals earn a salary of $57,471 per year in the US. However, the salary for english professionals can vary greatly based not only on the exact English profession you pursue but also on factors such as your previous performance reviews, work conditions, and experience. Approximately 10 percent of english professionals earn less than $15,460 per year, while another 10 percent earn more than $165,590 per year. The states with the highest average salary for english professionals are:

  1. California - $79,803 per year
  2. New York - $72,127 per year
  3. Washington State - $63,923 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for english professionals:

  1. Montana - $28,607 per year
  2. West Virginia - $37,673 per year
  3. South Dakota - $38,700 per year

The english professionals with highest average salaries in 2010 were:

  1. Technical Writer - $66,240 per year
  2. Creative Writer - $65,960 per year
  3. Literacy Teacher - $51,080 per year

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Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 68,510 $51,080 3.7%
Technical Writers 43,990 $66,240 -4.9%
Writers and Authors 40,980 $65,960 -4.7%