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2022 Best East Asian Languages Doctor's Degree Schools

17 Colleges in the United States
69 Doctor's Degrees
When it comes to popularity, a doctor's degree in East Asian languages sits in the middle of the road, ranking #122 out of 295 majors in the country. As such, the degree program isn't offered at every college in the United States, but there are schools that do have a program in the field that are top-notch when it comes to quality.

College Factual reviewed 17 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for doctor's degree seekers in the field of East Asian languages. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 69 doctor's degrees in East Asian languages during the 2019-2020 academic year.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great East Asian Languages School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best East Asian Languages Doctor's Degree Schools The East Asian 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

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

Average Earnings

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their doctor's degree from the school. After all, your doctor's degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.

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 East Asian languages students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of East Asian languages students who choose to seek a doctor's degree at the school.
  • 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 East Asian languages 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 East Asian languages related body.

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

More Ways to Rank East Asian Languages Schools

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best East Asian Languages Doctor's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study East Asian Languages in the United States

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

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in East Asian

6 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in East Asian languages has to look into Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a doctorate in East Asian languages from Columbia University in the City of New York

6 Annual Graduates

University of Chicago is a great decision for individuals pursuing a doctor's degree in East Asian languages. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago.More information about a doctorate in East Asian languages from University of Chicago

2 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat University of Southern California if you want to pursue a doctor's degree in East Asian languages. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in East Asian languages from University of Southern California

#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
4 Annual Graduates

Cornell University is a wonderful decision for individuals pursuing a doctor's degree in East Asian languages. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in East Asian languages from Cornell University

5 Annual Graduates

UCLA is a very large public university located in the city of Los Angeles.More information about a doctorate in East Asian languages from University of California - Los Angeles

5 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in East Asian languages from Ohio State University - Main Campus

4 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in East Asian languages from University of California - Berkeley

#8

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
3 Annual Graduates

UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia.More information about a doctorate in East Asian languages from University of Pennsylvania

5 Annual Graduates

UT Austin is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Austin.More information about a doctorate in East Asian languages from The University of Texas at Austin

3 Annual Graduates

UW - Madison is a very large public university located in the large city of Madison.More information about a doctorate in East Asian languages from University of Wisconsin - Madison

East Asian Languages by Region

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

East Asian Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 29
Other East Asian Languages 19
Chinese Language & Literature 12
Japanese Language & Literature 7
Korean Language & Literature 2

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 447
Romance Languages 411
Classical Languages & Literature 83
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
Celtic Language & Literature 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Betoseha. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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