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Question 6: Have you pursued graduate study in English or other fields? If so, please tell us the school and field.

A total of 23 respondents report that they have gone to graduate school, which represents a drop from 60% in 1999 to 53% in 2008. The increasing cost and competitiveness of graduate schools may account for the decline in numbers. Here are

the graduate schools English majors have attended: Binghamton University Columbia University Dartmouth College Fordham University Grand Canyon University (online) Hollins University Liberty University Mount St. Mary’s College New England School of Law Northern Michigan University Queens College San Diego State

St. John’s College Suffolk University School of Law Syracuse University Union College University of Massachusetts at Amherst University of New Hampshire University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of South Florida University of Southern Maine Vermont College Wake Forest University (law)

There are 5 respondents who say that they plan to attend graduate school in the academic year 2008-09. These are the schools that they have chosen:

Golden Gate University School of Law Lesley University

Plymouth State University SUNY Cortland

Pratt Institute

These are the degrees reported: Master’s in Art History - 1 Master’s in Childhood Education - 1 Master’s in Education - 2 Master’s in Elementary & Special Education - 1 Master’s in English - 4 Master of Fine Arts in Scenography - 1 Master’s in International Relations - 1 Master’s in Journalism - 1 Master’s in Liberal Arts - 1

Master’s in Library/Info. Science - 3 Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing - 2 Master of Science in Education - 1 Master’s in Secondary Education - 1 Master’s in School Administration - 1 Master’s in Special Education - 1 Master’s in Sustainable Education & Development - 1

Question 7: Has the study of literature and writing been useful in your career or graduate study? If so, please explain below.

An overwhelming majority of 84%, 36 respondents, answer “yes” to this question, and only 3 “no.” There are 3 who do not answer the question. The perception, among graduates, that English is a useful major has risen slightly in the past 8 years, for in our


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