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2023 Best Linguistics Bachelor's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region

8 Colleges in the Southeast Region
263 Bachelor's Degrees
If you plan on getting your bachelor's degree in linguistics, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #139 in the country in terms of popularity. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

For its 2023 ranking, College Factual looked at 8 schools in the Southeast Region to determine which ones were the best for linguistics students pursuing a bachelor's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 263 bachelor's degrees in linguistics to qualified students.

Jump to one of the following sections: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Linguistics School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best Linguistics Bachelor's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region Your choice of linguistics for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality linguistics 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 ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

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 linguistics students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other linguistics students want to attend this school to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  • 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 linguistics related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for linguistics students working on their bachelor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Linguistics Bachelor's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list, to help you choose the best school for you.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. Go ahead and give it a try, or bookmark the link so you can check it out later.

Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Linguistics in the Southeast Region

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in linguistics.

Top Southeast Region Schools for a Bachelor's in Linguistics

#1

Duke University

Durham, NC
17 Annual Graduates

Duke University is a great decision for students interested in a bachelor's degree in linguistics. Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in linguistics from Duke University

#2

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
45 Annual Graduates

University of Florida is a good choice for students interested in a bachelor's degree in linguistics. Located in the city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in linguistics from University of Florida

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
29 Annual Graduates

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a good decision for students interested in a bachelor's degree in linguistics. UNC Chapel Hill is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Chapel Hill.More information about a bachelor’s in linguistics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#4

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
30 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat University of Georgia if you want to pursue a bachelor's degree in linguistics. Located in the midsize city of Athens, UGA is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in linguistics from University of Georgia

#5

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA
26 Annual Graduates

Located in the small suburb of Williamsburg, William & Mary is a public school with a medium-sized student population.More information about a bachelor’s in linguistics from William & Mary

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
20 Annual Graduates

Tulane is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New Orleans.More information about a bachelor’s in linguistics from Tulane University of Louisiana

44 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia State is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in linguistics from Georgia State University

14 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Conway, UCA is a public university with a large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in linguistics from University of Central Arkansas

Best Linguistics Colleges by State

Explore the best linguistics colleges for a specific state in the Southeast Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Florida 492 45
Tennessee 460 1
Georgia 453 99
North Carolina 453 46
Virginia 421 26
Kentucky 331 6
Louisiana 306 20
Arkansas 294 14
Mississippi 275 6

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

Majors Similar to Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Modern Languages 1,197
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 53
Comparative Literature 21
Applied Linguistics 3

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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