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2023 Best Value German Schools

131 Ranked Colleges
1,425 Degrees Awarded
$15,000 Avg Net Price*
Best Value German Schools

When it comes to choosing a college, students have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. At College Factual, we’re committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our “Best Value German Schools” ranking.

In 2020-2021, 1,425 people earned their degree in Germanic languages, making the major the 222nd most popular in the United States. In 2019-2020, Germanic languages graduates who were awarded their degree in 2017-2019, earned an average of $55,443 and had an average of $24,646 in loans still to pay off.

This year’s “Best Value German Schools” ranking looked at 131 colleges that offer degrees in a bachelor’s in Germanic languages. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent Germanic languages programs, but they also cost less that schools of similar quality.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as the cost to attend the school after aid is awarded and overall quality of the Germanic languages program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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Best Value German Schools

The colleges and universities below are the best for german students.

Top 25 Best Value Colleges for Germanic Languages

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Brigham Young University - Provo. The school came in at #1 for the Best Value German Schools. Brigham Young University - Provo is a large school located in Provo, Utah that handed out 7 ’s German degrees in 2020-2021.

It costs about $13,474 for german students per year to attend BYU.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. The low undergrad student loan default rate of 1.3% is a good sign that students have an easier time paying off their loans than they might at other schools. For comparison, the national default rate is 10.1%.

Read full report on Germanic Languages at BYU

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Out of the 131 schools in the Best Value German Schools that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire landed the #2 spot on the list. This fairly large school is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and it awarded 8 ’s German degrees in 2020-2021.

The yearly cost to attend University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is $16,051 for german students.

Full University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Germanic Languages Report

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. It ranked #3 on our 2023 Best Value German Schools list. UW - La Crosse is a public institution located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 3 ’s degrees in 2020-2021.

It costs about $14,654 for german students per year to attend UW - La Crosse.

The undergrad student loan default rate at the school is 1.5%, which is quite low when compared to the national default rate of 10.1%. The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

Full UW - La Crosse Germanic Languages Report

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. The school came in at #4 for the Best Value German Schools. University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is a public institution located in Whitewater, Wisconsin. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2 ’s degrees in 2020-2021.

It costs about $14,417 for German students per year to attend UW - Whitewater.

Read more about Germanic Languages at UW - Whitewater

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Weber State University. It ranked #5 on our 2023 Best Value German Schools list. Located in Ogden, Utah, this large public school awarded 3 diplomas to qualified ’s German students in 2020-2021.

The estimated yearly cost for WSU is $11,647 for German students.

The school has an impressive undergrad student loan default rate. It’s only 4.1%, which is much lower than the national rate of 10.1%.

Read full report on Germanic Languages at WSU

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University of Wisconsin - Green Bay came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value German Schools ranking. Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, this medium-sized public school awarded 5 degrees to qualified ’s German students in 2020-2021.

The yearly cost to attend UW - Green Bay is $13,092 for German students.

Full University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Germanic Languages Report

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University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh ranked #7 on this year’s Best Value German Schools list. UW Oshkosh is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and, has a fairly large student population. In 2020-2021, this school awarded 2 ’s German degrees to qualified students.

The estimated yearly cost for UW Oshkosh is $14,687 for German students.

Full UW Oshkosh Germanic Languages Report

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With a ranking of #8, University of Minnesota - Duluth did quite well on the 2023 Best Value German Schools list. Duluth, Minnesota is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out ’s German degrees to 4 students in 2020-2021.

The estimated yearly cost for UMN Duluth is $18,505 for German students.

The low undergrad student loan default rate of 2.6% is a good sign that students have an easier time paying off their loans than they might at other schools. For comparison, the national default rate is 10.1%.

Read more about Germanic Languages at University of Minnesota - Duluth

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South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota

South Dakota State University landed the #9 spot on the 2023 Best Value German Schools ranking. South Dakota State University is located in Brookings, South Dakota and, has a fairly large student population. In 2020-2021, this school awarded 1 ’s German degrees to qualified students.

The estimated yearly cost for South Dakota State is $18,578 for German students.

The school has an impressive undergrad student loan default rate. It’s only 2.7%, which is much lower than the national rate of 10.1%.

Read more about Germanic Languages at South Dakota State University

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Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University landed the #10 spot on the 2023 Best Value German Schools ranking. Located in Tallahassee, Florida, this large public school handed out 10 degrees to qualified ’s German students in 2020-2021.

The yearly cost to attend Florida State University is $9,946 for german students.

The undergrad student loan default rate at the school is 2.8%, which is quite low when compared to the national default rate of 10.1%. Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

Read more about Germanic Languages at Florida State University

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Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Central Michigan University did quite well in the 2023 Best Value German Schools ranking, coming in at #11. This fairly large school is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and it awarded 1 ’s German degrees in 2020-2021.

It costs about $16,007 for german students per year to attend Central Michigan.

The school has an impressive undergrad student loan default rate. It’s only 4.8%, which is much lower than the national rate of 10.1%.

Read full report on Germanic Languages at Central Michigan University

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With a ranking of #12, California State University - Long Beach did quite well on the 2023 Best Value German Schools list. California State University - Long Beach is located in Long Beach, California and, has a large student population. In 2020-2021, this school awarded 11 ’s German degrees to qualified students.

It costs about $10,054 for german students per year to attend CSULB.

With a freshman retention rate of 89%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its undergraduate students. The school has an impressive undergrad student loan default rate. It’s only 2.4%, which is much lower than the national rate of 10.1%.

Full CSULB Germanic Languages Report

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University of Missouri - Columbia did quite well in the 2023 Best Value German Schools ranking, coming in at #13. Columbia, Missouri is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out ’s German degrees to 16 students in 2020-2021.

Mizzou did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #21 on our “Best Germanic Languages Schools” list. The estimated yearly cost for University of Missouri - Columbia is $16,559 for german students.

The low undergrad student loan default rate of 2.5% is a good sign that students have an easier time paying off their loans than they might at other schools. For comparison, the national default rate is 10.1%. The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 89%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

Read full report on Germanic Languages at University of Missouri - Columbia

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With a ranking of #14, University of Minnesota - Morris did quite well on the 2023 Best Value German Schools list. UMN Morris is a small public school situated in Morris, Minnesota. It awarded 1 ’s German degrees in 2020-2021.

It costs about $10,529 for german students per year to attend UMN Morris.

The low undergrad student loan default rate of 3.4% is a good sign that students have an easier time paying off their loans than they might at other schools. For comparison, the national default rate is 10.1%.

Read full report on Germanic Languages at University of Minnesota - Morris

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln landed the #15 spot on the 2023 Best Value German Schools ranking. UNL is located in Lincoln, Nebraska and, has a large student population. In 2020-2021, this school awarded 12 ’s German degrees to qualified students.

The estimated yearly cost for University of Nebraska - Lincoln is $17,013 for German students.

With a freshman retention rate of 85%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its undergraduate students. The low undergrad student loan default rate of 2.2% is a good sign that students have an easier time paying off their loans than they might at other schools. For comparison, the national default rate is 10.1%.

Read full report on Germanic Languages at University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Western Michigan University did quite well in the 2023 Best Value German Schools ranking, coming in at #16. Kalamazoo, Michigan is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out ’s German degrees to 3 students in 2020-2021.

The yearly cost to attend Western Michigan University is $20,371 for german students.

Read full report on Germanic Languages at WMU

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point landed the #17 spot on the 2023 Best Value German Schools ranking. This medium-sized school is located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and it awarded 5 ’s German degrees in 2020-2021.

The estimated yearly cost for University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is $13,346 for german students.

Read more about Germanic Languages at UW - Stevens Point

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University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

University of Georgia came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Value German Schools ranking. University of Georgia is a public institution located in Athens, Georgia. The school has a large population, and it awarded 19 ’s degrees in 2020-2021.

It costs about $14,257 for german students per year to attend University of Georgia.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its undergraduate students. The undergrad student loan default rate at the school is 1.9%, which is quite low when compared to the national default rate of 10.1%.

Full UGA Germanic Languages Report

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Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan

Grand Valley State University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Value German Schools ranking. GVSU is a public institution located in Allendale, Michigan. The school has a large population, and it awarded 1 ’s degrees in 2020-2021.

It costs about $17,356 for german students per year to attend GVSU.

The undergrad student loan default rate at the school is 2.7%, which is quite low when compared to the national default rate of 10.1%.

Full Grand Valley State University Germanic Languages Report

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee ranked #20 on this year’s Best Value German Schools list. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this large public school awarded 11 diplomas to qualified ’s German students in 2020-2021.

It costs about $17,486 for german students per year to attend University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Full University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Germanic Languages Report

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte landed the #21 spot on the 2023 Best Value German Schools ranking. Charlotte, North Carolina is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out ’s German degrees to 21 students in 2020-2021.

The estimated yearly cost for University of North Carolina at Charlotte is $17,634 for German students.

The low undergrad student loan default rate of 4.4% is a good sign that students have an easier time paying off their loans than they might at other schools. For comparison, the national default rate is 10.1%. With a freshman retention rate of 85%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its undergraduate students.

Full University of North Carolina at Charlotte Germanic Languages Report

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San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California

San Francisco State University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Value German Schools ranking. Located in San Francisco, California, this large public school handed out 4 degrees to qualified ’s German students in 2020-2021.

It costs about $14,459 for german students per year to attend San Francisco State University.

The school has an impressive undergrad student loan default rate. It’s only 4.3%, which is much lower than the national rate of 10.1%.

Read full report on Germanic Languages at SFSU

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University of North Texas did quite well in the 2023 Best Value German Schools ranking, coming in at #23. Denton, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out ’s German degrees to 9 students in 2020-2021.

The estimated yearly cost for UNT is $14,122 for German students.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 85%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

Read more about Germanic Languages at University of North Texas

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University of Wisconsin - Madison came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Value German Schools ranking. UW - Madison is a large school located in Madison, Wisconsin that handed out 79 ’s German degrees in 2020-2021.

UW - Madison also took the #11 spot in our “Best Germanic Languages Schools” ranking. It costs about $17,234 for german students per year to attend UW - Madison.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 95%. The low undergrad student loan default rate of 0.9% is a good sign that students have an easier time paying off their loans than they might at other schools. For comparison, the national default rate is 10.1%.

Read full report on Germanic Languages at University of Wisconsin - Madison

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With a ranking of #25, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill did quite well on the 2023 Best Value German Schools list. Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this large public school awarded 2 diplomas to qualified ’s German students in 2020-2021.

It costs about $12,469 for german students per year to attend UNC Chapel Hill.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its undergraduate students. The undergrad student loan default rate at the school is 1.4%, which is quite low when compared to the national default rate of 10.1%.

Read more about Germanic Languages at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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