Best master’s in English programs in North Carolina

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 North Carolina | #13 in English nationally

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.

#2 in North Carolina | #35 in English nationally

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.96

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: $43,108

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $151

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: $41,365

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

Debt to earnings: 0.96

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 North Carolina | #45 in English nationally

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

Economic score: 1.24

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: $38,313

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $6,375

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: $40,584

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

Debt to earnings: 1.06

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 in North Carolina?

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 in North Carolina?

Salary

$45,069

The median master's degree in english language & lit graduate earns $45,069 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$17,880

The average annual cost of a master's degree in english language & lit is $17,880. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.