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2022 Best East Asian Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region

4 Colleges in the Great Lakes Region
19 Master's Degrees
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a Master's Degree in East Asian languages. It is ranked #217 out of 326 major degree programs in terms of popularity. As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 4 schools in the Great Lakes Region to determine which ones were the best for East Asian languages students pursuing a master's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 19 master's degrees in East Asian languages to qualified students.

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

Best East Asian Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region The East Asian master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality East Asian program can vary widely even among the top schools. 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 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.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 12% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 14%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 136 to 6 )
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 master's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their master's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

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 East Asian languages students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other East Asian languages 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 East Asian languages 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 East Asian languages related body.

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

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best East Asian Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study East Asian Languages in the Great Lakes Region

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for East Asian languages students seeking a a master's degree.

Top Great Lakes Region Schools for a Master's in East Asian

7 Annual Graduates

University of Wisconsin - Madison is a great choice for individuals pursuing a master's degree in East Asian languages. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #59 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were approximately 7 East Asian languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent year we have data available.

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1 Annual Graduates

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a master's degree in East Asian languages. U-M is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #35 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means U-M is a great university overall.

There were roughly 1 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent year we have data available.

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6 Annual Graduates

Ohio State University - Main Campus is a wonderful option for students pursuing a master's degree in East Asian languages. Ohio State is a very large public university located in the city of Columbus. This university ranks 5th out of 50 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Ohio.

There were approximately 6 East Asian languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent data year.

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5 Annual Graduates

Indiana University - Bloomington is a great decision for students interested in a master's degree in East Asian languages. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public university located in the city of Bloomington. This university ranks 5th out of 38 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Indiana.

There were roughly 5 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at IU Bloomington in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in East Asian languages from Indiana University - Bloomington

Best East Asian Languages Colleges by State

Explore the best East Asian languages colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Illinois 219 4
Michigan 203 2
Ohio 195 12
Indiana 181 2
Wisconsin 166 7

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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 Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Chinese Language & Literature 8
Other East Asian Languages 7
Japanese Language & Literature 4

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 164
Romance Languages 144
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 25
Classical Languages & Literature 24
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 15
Germanic Languages 13
Second Language Learning 4
South Asian Languages 1

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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