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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.

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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 account for this we consider a school's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The vast majority of the schools on this list are in at least the top 32% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 174 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

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

Every student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in East Asian languages has to take a look at 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 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were approximately 6 East Asian languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
6 Annual Graduates

University of Chicago is a great option for individuals interested in a doctor's degree in East Asian languages. UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large 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 about 6 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year.

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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 city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #20 out of 741 colleges nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

University of Southern California is one of the most popular universities to study East Asian in the United States with roughly 2 graduates in the most recent data year.

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#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
4 Annual Graduates

Cornell University is a wonderful choice 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. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #18 out of 741 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

Cornell University is a fairly popular university to study East Asian in the United States with roughly 4 graduates in the most recent data year.

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5 Annual Graduates

UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the city of Los Angeles. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #33 out of 741 colleges nationwide means UCLA is a great university overall.

There were about 5 East Asian languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent data year.

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5 Annual Graduates

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

There were about 5 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent data year.

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4 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #25 out of 741 schools nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

University of California - Berkeley is a fairly popular university to study East Asian in the United States with about 4 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
3 Annual Graduates

UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #11 out of 741 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 3 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

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5 Annual Graduates

UT Austin is a very large public university located in the city of Austin. This university ranks 2nd out of 44 colleges for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 5 East Asian languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available.

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3 Annual Graduates

UW - Madison is a very large public university located in the large city of Madison. This university ranks 1st out of 18 colleges for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were approximately 3 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent year we have data available.

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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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