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2022 Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the New England Region

3 Colleges in the New England Region
39 Master's Degrees
If you plan on getting your master's degree in comparative literature, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #434 in the country in terms of popularity. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

College Factual looked at 3 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the New England Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 39 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 New England Region Your choice of comparative literature for getting your master's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality comparative literature program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

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.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 9% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 10%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 163 to 62 )
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 master'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 master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Comparative Literature Schools

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 New England Region.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Comparative Literature in the New England Region

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in comparative literature.

Top New England Region Schools for a Master's in Comparative Literature

#1

Brown University

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

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in comparative literature has to take a look at Brown University. Located in the city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #29 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

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

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

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

University of Connecticut is a great decision for individuals interested in a master's degree in comparative literature. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 18 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were about 12 comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UCONN in the most recent year we have data available.

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

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

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in comparative literature has to look into University of Massachusetts Amherst. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 14th out of 49 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

With 2 students who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the New England Region .

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

Best Comparative Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best comparative literature colleges for a specific state in the New England Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 526 6
Connecticut 293 25
Rhode Island 200 4
New Hampshire 163 8

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

Majors Similar to Comparative Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Applied Linguistics 51
Modern Languages 30
Linguistics 26

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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