Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

American Sign Language - Bachelor's Degree

Find Schools Near

2023 Best American Sign Language Bachelor's Degree Schools

23 Colleges in the United States
548 Bachelor's Degrees
When it comes to popularity, a bachelor's degree in American Sign Language sits in the middle of the road, ranking #199 out of 363 majors in the country. So, it might take a little more work to find colleges and universities that offer the degree program.

College Factual reviewed 23 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for bachelor's degree seekers in the field of American Sign Language. Combined, these schools handed out 548 bachelor's degrees in American Sign Language to qualified students.

Jump to one of the following sections: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great American Sign Language School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best American Sign Language Bachelor's Degree Schools Your choice of American Sign Language for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality ASL program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of bachelor's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their bachelor's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to American Sign Language students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other American Sign Language students want to attend this school to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How much debt American Sign Language students go into to obtain their bachelor's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized American Sign Language related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for American Sign Language students working on their bachelor's degree.

More Ways to Rank American Sign Language Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best American Sign Language Bachelor's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study American Sign Language in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in American Sign Language.

10 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in ASL

#1

Gallaudet University

Washington, DC
28 Annual Graduates
$26,500 Median Student Debt

Every student pursuing a degree in a bachelor's degree in American Sign Language has to check out Gallaudet University. Located in the large city of Washington, Gallaudet is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

Bachelor's recipients from the American Sign Language major at Gallaudet University get $9,173 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

More information about a bachelor’s in American Sign Language from Gallaudet University

#2

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
8 Annual Graduates

University of Rochester is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in American Sign Language. Located in the city of Rochester, University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in American Sign Language from University of Rochester

32 Annual Graduates
$27,000 Median Student Debt

Rochester Institute of Technology is a good decision for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in American Sign Language. RIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rochester.

Bachelor's students who receive their degree from the ASL program earn about $31,687 for their early career.

More information about a bachelor’s in American Sign Language from Rochester Institute of Technology

#4

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN
15 Annual Graduates
$28,000 Median Student Debt

St Catherine University is a good choice for students interested in a bachelor's degree in American Sign Language. Located in the large city of Saint Paul, St. Kate's is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

Bachelor's recipients from the American Sign Language program at St Catherine University earn $3,357 more than the typical college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

More information about a bachelor’s in American Sign Language from St Catherine University

#5

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD
6 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Sioux Falls, Augustana Sioux Falls is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in American Sign Language from Augustana University

31 Annual Graduates
$27,000 Median Student Debt

Bloomsburg is a moderately-sized public university located in the city of Bloomsburg.

Bachelor's recipients from the American Sign Language degree program at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania make $8,531 more than the standard college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

More information about a bachelor’s in American Sign Language from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

50 Annual Graduates
$23,932 Median Student Debt

Located in the distant town of Fulton, William Woods is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

Students who graduate with their bachelor's from the ASL program report average early career earnings of $29,826.

More information about a bachelor’s in American Sign Language from William Woods University

#8

Madonna University

Livonia, MI

Located in the small city of Livonia, Madonna is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

Bachelor's recipients from the American Sign Language major at Madonna University earn $2,782 more than the standard college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

More information about a bachelor’s in American Sign Language from Madonna University

18 Annual Graduates
$31,000 Median Student Debt

Kent State is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of Kent.

After graduation, ASL bachelor's recipients usually earn around $32,146 at the beginning of their careers.

More information about a bachelor’s in American Sign Language from Kent State University at Kent

18 Annual Graduates
$26,734 Median Student Debt

Siena Heights University is a small private not-for-profit university located in the town of Adrian.

Bachelor's students who receive their degree from the ASL program earn about $33,015 for their early career.

More information about a bachelor’s in American Sign Language from Siena Heights University

American Sign Language by Region

View the Best American Sign Language Bachelor's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

View All Rankings >

American Sign Language is one of 17 different types of Foreign Languages & Linguistics programs to choose from.

ASL Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Sign Language Interpretation & Translation 395
American Sign Language (ASL) 153

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 11,607
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5,401
East Asian Languages 1,596
Classical Languages & Literature 1,120
Germanic Languages 1,077
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 494
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 360
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 249
Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages 25
Iranian & Persian Languages 4

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to PsiДҐedelisto. More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Foreign Language Schools

Find Schools Near You