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2022 Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region

7 Colleges in the Far Western US Region
31 Master's Degrees
a master's degree in comparative literature is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #434 out of 1095 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 7 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 31 master's degrees in comparative literature to qualified students.

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

Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region The comparative literature master'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. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a school's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a collection of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 34% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 331 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to comparative literature students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other comparative literature students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
  • 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.
  • 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 master's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Comparative Literature in the Far Western US Region

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

Top Far Western US Region Schools for a Master's in Comparative Literature

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

It's hard to beat University of Southern California if you wish to pursue a master's degree in comparative literature. Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #30 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were about 4 comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CA
3 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat University of California - Los Angeles if you wish to pursue a master's degree in comparative literature. UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the city of Los Angeles. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #27 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UCLA is a great university overall.

University of California - Los Angeles is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Far Western US Region with approximately 3 graduations in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from University of California - Los Angeles

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In CA
1 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in comparative literature needs to look into University of California - Santa Barbara. UCSB is a very large public university located in the medium-sized suburb of Santa Barbara. This university ranks 24th out of 96 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of California.

With 1 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, University of California - Santa Barbara is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Far Western US Region .

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from University of California - Santa Barbara

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

University of California - Irvine is a great decision for students pursuing a master's degree in comparative literature. Located in the large city of Irvine, UC Irvine is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #110 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UC Irvine is a great university overall.

There were approximately 11 comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UC Irvine in the most recent data year.

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#5

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In CA
6 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of San Francisco, SFSU is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 69th out of 96 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of California.

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

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In CA
3 Annual Graduates

UCR is a very large public university located in the large city of Riverside. This university ranks 51st out of 96 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of California.

A popular choice for comparative literature students, there were approximately 3 individuals who graduated from this program at UCR in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from University of California - Riverside

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

Located in the city of Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 64th out of 96 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 3 comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UC Santa Cruz in the most recent year we have data available.

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Best Comparative Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best comparative literature schools for a specific state in the Far Western US Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 649 21
Washington 408 1
Oregon 282 0

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One of 5 majors within the Linguistics & Comparative Literature area of study, Comparative Literature has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics 101
Language Translation 59
Applied Linguistics 15
Modern Languages 8

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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