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2022 Best Classical Languages & Literature Doctor's Degree Schools

25 Colleges in the United States
83 Doctor's Degrees
Classical Languages & Literature isn't the most popular doctorate program in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #119 in popularity out of 295 majors in the country. So, you may have to do some digging around to find quality schools that offer the degree program. This list can help with that.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 25 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Classical Languages & Literature Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 83 doctor's degrees in classical languages and literature during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Classical Languages & Literature School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Classical Languages & Literature Doctor's Degree Schools The classical languages doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 30% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 171 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Early-Career Salaries

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their doctor's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. That is, everyone wants their doctor's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on classical languages and literature students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other classical languages and literature students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for classical languages and literature to pay back their student loans after receiving their doctor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized classical languages and literature related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for classical languages and literature students working on their doctor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The classical languages school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Classical Languages & Literature Doctor's Degree Schools.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Classical Languages & Literature in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature.

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in Classical Languages

6 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature needs to look into Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #12 out of 741 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were about 6 classical languages and literature students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year.

More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from Columbia University in the City of New York

#2

Duke University

Durham, NC
2 Annual Graduates

Duke University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature. Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Durham. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #14 out of 741 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

A favorite choice for classical languages and literature students, there were about 2 learners who completed this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from Duke University

#3

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
4 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature has to check out University of Chicago. UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Chicago. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #5 out of 741 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 4 classical languages and literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year.

More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from University of Chicago

#4

Brown University

Providence, RI
2 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature has to look into Brown University. Brown is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Providence. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #17 out of 741 schools nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were about 2 classical languages and literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year.

More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from Brown University

2 Annual Graduates

CUA is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. This university ranks 4th out of 6 colleges for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of District of Columbia.

There were about 2 classical languages and literature individuals who graduated with this degree at CUA in the most recent data year.

More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from Catholic University of America

#6

New York University

New York, NY
2 Annual Graduates

NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #27 out of 741 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

With 2 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent data year, New York University is one of the most popular universities to study classical languages in the United States.

More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from New York University

5 Annual Graduates

UW - Madison is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Madison. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #45 out of 741 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were about 5 classical languages and literature students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from University of Wisconsin - Madison

5 Annual Graduates

UT Austin is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Austin. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #40 out of 741 colleges nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

There were roughly 5 classical languages and literature students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from The University of Texas at Austin

3 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 26 schools for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Ohio.

There were approximately 3 classical languages and literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent data year.

More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from Ohio State University - Main Campus

5 Annual Graduates

UIUC is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Champaign. This university ranks 3rd out of 30 colleges for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Illinois.

A popular choice for classical languages and literature students, there were approximately 5 learners who completed this degree at UIUC in the most recent data year.

More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Classical Languages & Literature by Region

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Middle Atlantic
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Southwest
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Classical Languages & Literature is one of 17 different types of Foreign Languages & Linguistics programs to choose from.

Classical Languages Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 83

Majors Similar to Classical Languages

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 447
Romance Languages 411
East Asian Languages 69
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 56
Germanic Languages 56
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 31
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 14
South Asian Languages 6
American Sign Language 3
Native American Languages 2

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). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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