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2022 Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region

5 Colleges in the Great Lakes Region
7 Master's Degrees
Comparative Literature is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #434 most popular master's degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 5 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 7 master's degrees in comparative literature during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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

Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

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 take this into account we consider a college's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of various 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 6% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 6%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 80 to 7 )
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 colleges for comparative literature students working on their master's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The comparative literature school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Comparative Literature in the Great Lakes Region

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for comparative literature students seeking a a master's degree.

Top Great Lakes Region Schools for a Master's in Comparative Literature

#1

Northwestern University

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

Northwestern University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in comparative literature. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #9 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were about 1 comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from Northwestern University

#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In IL
1 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in comparative literature has to check out University of Chicago. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #6 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

With 1 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 Great Lakes Region .

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from University of Chicago

#3

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IN
1 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat Purdue University - Main Campus if you wish to pursue a master's degree in comparative literature. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 38 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Indiana.

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

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from Purdue University - Main Campus

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

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a great option for individuals interested in a master's degree in comparative literature. UIUC is a fairly large public university located in the city of Champaign. This university ranks 3rd out of 44 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Illinois.

There were about 1 comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

Located in the city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 38 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Indiana.

There were approximately 3 comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at IU Bloomington in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in comparative literature from Indiana University - Bloomington

Best Comparative Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best comparative literature colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Illinois 530 4
Michigan 470 0
Ohio 466 1
Indiana 352 1
Wisconsin 302 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 80
Language Translation 32
Modern Languages 31
Applied Linguistics 10
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 4

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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