Best master’s in English programs

We ranked the top grad schools for English according to economic returns. Three years after completing their degree, master’s degree in English graduates earn a weighted average salary of $42,111. Our graduate English rankings cover 65 of the 226 programs available, accounting for 47% of total conferrals. 

We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data. For more information on how we determine the best English programs, please visit our methodology page.


 

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#1 in English

Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont

Economic score: 0.16

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $53,933

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,488

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $11,184

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.21

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in English

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mankato, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.41

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $54,865

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $2,169

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $23,229

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.42

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in English

Miami University, Oxford

Oxford, Ohio

Economic score: 0.43

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $44,793

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $5,217

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $21,780

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.49

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in English

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, Texas

Economic score: 0.46

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $43,760

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $5,430

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $22,831

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.52

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in English

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Michigan

Economic score: 0.49

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $35,037

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $4,381

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $15,352

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.44

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in English

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Pomona, California

Economic score: 0.50

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $50,315

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,700

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $27,373

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.54

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in English | #5 in Humanities & Social Sciences

California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach, California

Economic score: 0.51

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $56,999

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,415

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $35,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.62

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#8 in English | #60 in Humanities & Social Sciences

Ohio University, Main

Athens, Ohio

Economic score: 0.52

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $44,965

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $431

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $23,615

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.53

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#9 in English | #79 in Humanities & Social Sciences

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.52

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $49,775

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $5,506

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $29,176

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.59

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#10 in English

University of Missouri, St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

Economic score: 0.56

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $47,823

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $931

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $27,207

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.57

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#11 in English

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois

Economic score: 0.60

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $48,432

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $2,342

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $30,435

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.63

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#12 in English

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.60

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $49,082

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $406

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $29,638

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.60

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#13 in English

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.62

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $52,111

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,294

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $37,750

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.72

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#14 in English | #36 in Humanities & Social Sciences

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.64

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $62,382

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $20,115

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $59,005

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.95

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#15 in English | #14 in Humanities & Social Sciences

California State University, Fullerton

Fullerton, California

Economic score: 0.65

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $44,644

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,006

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $27,910

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.63

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#16 in English

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, Maryland

Economic score: 0.66

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $50,522

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,573

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $34,544

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.68

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#17 in English

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio

Economic score: 0.69

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $37,821

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $917

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $25,319

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.67

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#18 in English

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.70

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $45,495

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $73

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $32,101

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.71

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#19 in English | #82 in Humanities & Social Sciences

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.71

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $47,100

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,101

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $36,023

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.76

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#20 in English | #57 in Humanities & Social Sciences

University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, Maryland

Economic score: 0.74

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $60,135

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,748

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $53,458

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.89

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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How long does it take to pay down debt in english language & lit?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in english language & lit is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in english language & lit earn?

Salary

$42,111

The median master's degree in english language & lit graduate earns $42,111 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in english language & lit cost?

Net cost

$20,475

The average annual cost of a master's degree in english language & lit is $20,475. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.