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2023 Best Classical Languages & Literature Doctor's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

3 Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
22 Doctor's Degrees
Classical Languages & Literature is about average in terms of popularity for doctor's degrees programs. That is, it ranks #134 out of the 306 majors across the country that we analyze each year. 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 2023, College Factual analyzed 3 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Classical Languages & Literature Doctor's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 22 doctor's degrees in classical languages and literature to qualified students.

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

Best Classical Languages & Literature Doctor's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region Your choice of classical languages and literature for getting your doctor's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality classical languages program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

The overall quality of a doctor's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

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

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

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to classical languages and literature students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of classical languages and literature students who choose to seek a doctor's degree at the school.
  • 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 classical languages and literature students go into to obtain their doctor'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 classical languages and literature related body.

Our complete 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.

More Ways to Rank Classical Languages & Literature Schools

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Classical Languages & Literature Doctor's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Classical Languages & Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

Top Middle Atlantic Region Schools for a Doctorate in Classical Languages

3 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat Columbia University in the City of New York if you wish to pursue a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from Columbia University in the City of New York

#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
2 Annual Graduates

Cornell University is a wonderful choice for individuals interested in a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from Cornell University

#3

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
2 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat University at Buffalo if you wish to pursue a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature. Located in the large suburb of Buffalo, University at Buffalo is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from University at Buffalo

Best Classical Languages & Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best classical languages and literature colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 176 4
New York 174 9
Maryland 119 3
New Jersey 115 6
District of Columbia 81 0

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One of 17 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, Classical Languages & Literature has other similar majors worth exploring.

Classical Languages Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 22

Majors Similar to Classical Languages

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 114
Romance Languages 88
East Asian Languages 15
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 14
Germanic Languages 13
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 3
American Sign Language 3

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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