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2022 Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Plains States Region

3 Colleges in the Plains States Region
13 Master's Degrees
If you're seeking a Master's Degree in classical languages and literature, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #199 one in the country in terms of popularity.This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 3 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Plains States Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 13 master's degrees in classical languages and literature to qualified students.

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

Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Plains States Region The classical languages master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality classical languages 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 for a Master's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 24% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 23%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 275 to 70 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of master's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their master'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 - How many other classical languages and literature students want to attend this school to pursue a master'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 easy is it for classical languages and literature to pay back their student loans after receiving their master'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 master'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 Master's Degree Schools in the Plains States Region ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Classical Languages & Literature in the Plains States Region

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in classical languages and literature.

Top Plains States Region Schools for a Master's in Classical Languages

4 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat University of Missouri - Columbia if you want to pursue a master's degree in classical languages and literature. Mizzou is a fairly large public university located in the city of Columbia. This university ranks 3rd out of 34 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Missouri.

A favorite major for classical languages and literature students, there were roughly 4 students who completed this degree at Mizzou in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from University of Missouri - Columbia

3 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in classical languages and literature has to check out University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #117 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great university overall.

There were about 3 classical languages and literature students who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS
2 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat University of Kansas if you want to pursue a master's degree in classical languages and literature. KU is a very large public university located in the city of Lawrence. This university ranks 2nd out of 21 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Kansas.

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

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Best Classical Languages & Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best classical languages and literature colleges for a specific state in the Plains States Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 184 7
Minnesota 169 1
Iowa 146 4
Kansas 144 4
Nebraska 116 0

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

Classical Languages Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 13

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 71
Romance Languages 64
East Asian Languages 6
American Sign Language 6
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 4
Germanic Languages 3
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian 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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