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2022 Best Comparative Literature Doctor's Degree Schools

35 Colleges in the United States
167 Doctor's Degrees
Comparative Literature is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #122 most popular doctor's degree program in the country. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 35 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Comparative Literature Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 167 doctor's degrees in comparative literature during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Comparative Literature School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Comparative Literature Doctor's Degree Schools The comparative literature doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality comparative literature 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

The overall quality of a doctor's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Doctor'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 19% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 33%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 120 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on comparative literature students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of comparative literature students who choose to seek a doctor's degree at the school.
  • 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.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized comparative literature related body.

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

More Ways to Rank Comparative Literature Schools

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Comparative Literature Doctor's Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Comparative Literature in the United States

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

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in Comparative Literature

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IL
6 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat Northwestern University if you wish to pursue a doctor's degree in comparative literature. Northwestern is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Evanston. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #7 out of 741 schools nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were about 6 comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent data year.

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#2

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In IN
2 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in comparative literature has to take a look at University of Notre Dame. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #13 out of 741 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

With 2 students who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, University of Notre Dame is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the United States.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
2 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat University of Southern California if you want to pursue a doctor's degree in comparative literature. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Los Angeles. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #20 out of 741 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

With 2 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, University of Southern California is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the United States.

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#4

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IL
2 Annual Graduates

University of Chicago is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in comparative literature. Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #5 out of 741 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

With 2 students who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, University of Chicago is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the United States.

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#5

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In RI
2 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #17 out of 741 colleges nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were about 2 comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
3 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #33 out of 741 colleges nationwide means UCLA is a great university overall.

With 3 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, University of California - Los Angeles is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the United States.

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#7

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In PA
3 Annual Graduates

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

There were about 3 comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CT
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 12 schools for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were roughly 7 comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UCONN in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NY
5 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #27 out of 741 colleges nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

New York University is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in the United States with about 5 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MD
1 Annual Graduates

UMCP is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of College Park. This university ranks 2nd out of 15 colleges for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Maryland.

There were approximately 1 comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent year we have data available.

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Comparative Literature is one of 5 different types of Linguistics & Comparative Literature programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics 232
Modern Languages 22
Language Translation 13
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 13

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 Pandit Rahul Sanskrutayan, Banshidhar Mohanty. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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