Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in English and the types of students that study this field. Southern New Hampshire University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and Columbia College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in English. Tuition costs for English majors are, on average, $6,712 for in-state public colleges, and $31,420 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with English programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.
Information on the businesses and industries that employ English graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most English majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for English majors, by average wage, is Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing.
Demographic information on those who earn a degree in English in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in English is 43.4, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold English degrees, and White students earn the majority (42,871) of the degrees.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the English field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. English majors need many skills, but most especially Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that English majors need more than the average amount of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Learning Strategies.
These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for English majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Writing is very distinctive for
majors, but the Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.