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English Schools

As a professor or instructor of english classes at one of the 1,598 accredited english schools in the country, you play a notable role in shaping the future of this growing field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the english academic community and the future trends. Academia in english includes english training at the following levels:

  • English Certificate
  • Associates degree in English
  • Bachelors degree in English
  • Masters degree in English
  • PhD degree in English


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for English professionals

160,330 163,290 164,680 158,090 153,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 153,480 english professionals were working in the US. The number of english professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

This decline is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers.

National Salary percentiles for English professionals

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English professionals in the US earned a median salary of $55,077 per year in 2010. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for english professionals in the US was 10% less than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For English

$50,200 $51,920 $53,667 $54,183 $55,077
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for english professionals have grown by 10%.

Educational Trends

National English Student enrollment growth by degree

835 966 1,104 1,149 1,658
47,011 47,232 47,268 47,272 53,260
1,145 1,086 1,168 1,170 1,331
8,324 8,194 8,682 8,761 9,198
1,198 1,739 2,039 2,420 1,903
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in English
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in English
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in English
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in English
  • Grey: Certificate in English

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for english professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In the US, 58,513 students graduated from english degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 67,350 students graduated from english schools.

This represents a 15% change in 4 years. This growth in the number of students graduating from english courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

English Programs offered Nationwide


As student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering english programs has also increased. In 2006 there were 1504 english schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 1598 schools.

English Faculty Salaries

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