2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for English Degrees

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With tuition rates under $13,000 per year, all 25 of the following schools offer affordable bachelor's in English degrees. Ranked #1, Clayton State University offers a Bachelor of Arts in English with concentrations in Literature and Writing. Tuition for this degree is only $6,060 per year. Great Basin College, ranked #3, offers a BA in English for $7,282 annually. Students can take classes such as Introduction to Children's Literature, News Reporting and Writing, and Speculative Fiction and Fantasy Literature.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Clayton State University $6,060
#2 #2 The Baptist College of Florida $6,900
#3 #3 Great Basin College $7,282
#4 #4 American Public University System $8,100
#5 #5 Nicholls State University $8,250
#6 #6 Clarion University $8,334
#7 #7 Missouri State University $8,850
#8 #8 University of Central Florida $9,000
#9 #9 Indiana University - Bloomington $9,460
#10 (tie) #10 (tie) Holy Apostles $9,600
#10 (tie) #10 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
#12 #12 Indiana University - East $9,640
#13 #13 Thomas Edison State University $9,967
#14 #14 Arizona State University $10,104
#15 #15 Antioch University-Midwest $10,500
#16 #16 Eastern Oregon University $10,800
#17 #17 King University $11,008
#18 #18 Columbia College $11,250
#19 #19 Washington State University $11,329
#20 #20 University of Massachusetts-Lowell $11,400
#21 #21 University of Maine at Presque Isle $11,940
#22 #22 University of Illinois at Springfield $12,105
#23 #23 Ohio Christian University $12,480
#24 #24 University of Memphis $12,600
#25 #25 Rogers State University $12,720
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Example Classes:
    British Literature Before 1660; Careers in Writing; Critical Theory; Cultural Rhetorics; Exploring Socio-Culture Perspectives; Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $6,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Composition: Theory and Practice; American Prose Writers: World War I - Present; Colonial American Literature; Creative Nonfiction: Writing About Spiritual Experiences; Studies in the Short Story; The Humanities: Ancient to Medieval

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,282
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Introduction to Children's Literature; News Reporting and Writing; Principles of Modern Grammar; Speculative Fiction and Fantasy Literature; The Rhetoric of Everyday Texts

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Freelance Writing; History of the American Indian; The Personal Essay; The Work and Life of Ernest Hemingway; World Literature since the Renaissance; World Literature Through the Renaissance
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Bayou Literature and Culture; Digital Rhetorics–Theory and Practice, and Publishing; Eighteenth Century Literature; History of Rhetoric from the Classical Period to the Present; The Literature of the Middle Ages; Topics in Film
  • Annual Tuition: $8,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    American Literature; Early British Literature; Early World Literature; Intro. to African-American Literature; Later British Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Creative Writing: Poetry; Grammar Skills; Great Books and Instant Classics; Introduction to Careers in Technical and Professional Writing; Language Skills; Mini Literature; Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Continental European Fiction Since 1900; Harlem, Haiti, and Havana; Hypertext Theory and Design; Literature of the South; Methods of Bibliography and Research; Milton and His Age; Modern Drama As Literature; Nineteenth Century British Prose; Production and Publication Methods; Proposal Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $9,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Intro to World Lit in English; Reading, Writing, & Inquiry; The Craft of Poetry
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Epistemology; Humanities in Ancient World; Humanities in Early Christian World; Logic; Moral Theology; Research and Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    American Modernism; Graduate Seminar in Global Literature; Graduate Studies in Gender and Text; Graduate Studies in Multi-Ethnic Literature; Graduate Studies in Post-Colonial Encounters; Nonfiction Writing Workshop; Playwriting Workshop; Poetry Writing Workshop; Shakespeare; The English Language
  • Annual Tuition: $9,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    American Ethnic and Minority Literature; American Fiction to 1900; Literary Interpretation; Native American Literature; Studies in British or Commonwealth; Technical Editing
  • Annual Tuition: $9,967
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Asian Literature; Children’s Literature; Comparative Literature; History of English Language; Literary Criticism; Poetry; Science Fiction; Shakespeare; Technical Writing

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,104
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Critical Theories; Critical Reading and Writing About Literature; Elements of English Language and Cultures; Introduction to Creative Writing; Introduction to Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies; Pedagogy; Research Methods; Theories of Change, Culture and Mind; Topics in Contemporary Literature; World Literature

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    American Literature; Creative Nonfiction; English Literature; History of the English Language; Multi-Genre Writing; Playwriting & Performance; Poetry Writing; Shakespeare; Short Story Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Approaches to Grammar; Introduction to Rhetoric; Literacy, Discrimination, and Power; Multicultural Literature and Film; Writing in the Community
  • Annual Tuition: $11,008
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Adolescent Literature; Appalachian Literature; British Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century; Faith and the Literary Imagination; Rhetorical and Narrative Patterns; Survey of World Literature

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Descriptive Grammar of the English Language; Ethnic Traditions in American Literature; Literary Theory and Criticism; Major Literary Figures; Major Literary Periods; Readings in Shakespeare
  • Annual Tuition: $11,329
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Theories, Methods, and Practice in Digital Humanities; English Literature of the 16th Century; Phonology; Seminar in Medieval Literature; Seminar in Prose Fiction; Topics in Composition and Rhetoric
  • Annual Tuition: $11,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    English Studies in a Digital Environment; Great Books of the Modern Period; Monsters, Apes & Nightmares; Mystery Writing; Post Colonial Literature; The Gothic Tradition in Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $11,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary World Literature; Enlightenment and Rise of Anglo-American Literatures and Cultures; Introduction to Professional Communication & Journalism; Medieval and Early Modern Literatures and Cultures; Modern and Contemporary Anglo-American Literatures and Cultures

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,105
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Calabash: Caribbean Literature and Culture; Children's and Young Adult Literature; Sociolinguistics and English Studies; Textual Criticism; Women Playwrights; Writing the Long Essay and the Nonfiction Chapter

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    18th Century Novel; Editing Essentials; History and Nature of the English Language; Literary Criticism; Modern Rhetorical Theory; Studies in Shakespeare

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Children's Literature; Literary Heritage; Mythic Backgrounds in Lit; Place/Time in American Lit; Southern Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $12,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    English Grammar and Usage; Literary Traditions; Literature for Children and Young Adults; Poetry Writing; The Novel

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