To date, we’ve asked 52 current and past english composition students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it above average.

No matter the degree, there are some common factors that predict satisfaction.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a english composition degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a english composition degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are english composition students compared to other degrees?

Overall, english composition students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.8 out of 5. This is high compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, english composition students rate their happiness similarly to students in Art History, Theology and Religious Vocations and Philosophy.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to english composition

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics$55,952
Art/Art Studies$59,410
Philosophy$64,927
Art History$63,173
English Composition$53,905
Theology and Religious Vocations$49,801
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies$63,707
Theatre Arts$52,777
Diversity Studies$63,363

Let's break that down further.

Are english composition students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
4.3 out of 5 stars
61 ratings
5 stars
49%
4 stars
30%
3 stars
15%
2 stars
2%
1 stars
0%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
4.0 out of 5 stars
61 ratings
5 stars
36%
4 stars
38%
3 stars
16%
2 stars
5%
1 stars
2%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in english composition experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did english composition graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what english composition grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
2.7 out of 5 stars
59 ratings
5 stars
5%
4 stars
14%
3 stars
29%
2 stars
41%
1 stars
8%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were english composition students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.8 out of 5 stars
52 ratings
5 stars
27%
4 stars
31%
3 stars
27%
2 stars
12%
1 stars
0%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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