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2023 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Doctor's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

8 Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
114 Doctor's Degrees
Linguistics & Comparative Literature is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #54 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 2023, College Factual analyzed 8 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Doctor's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 114 doctor's degrees in linguistics and comparative literature during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

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

Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Doctor's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region The comparative literature doctor'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

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a collection of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of doctorate graduates during the early years of their career. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their doctor's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

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 linguistics and comparative literature students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other linguistics and comparative literature students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor'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.
  • Student Debt - How much debt linguistics and comparative literature students go into to obtain their doctor's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized linguistics and comparative literature related body.

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

More Ways to Rank Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools

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 Linguistics & Comparative Literature Doctor's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Linguistics & Comparative Literature in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

Top Middle Atlantic Region Schools for a Doctorate in Comparative Literature

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
11 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a doctor's degree in linguistics and comparative literature needs to check out Georgetown University. Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington.More information about a doctorate in linguistics and comparative literature from Georgetown University

14 Annual Graduates

University of Maryland - College Park is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in linguistics and comparative literature from University of Maryland - College Park

#3

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
6 Annual Graduates

Cornell University is a great option for individuals pursuing a doctor's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in linguistics and comparative literature from Cornell University

3 Annual Graduates

University of Delaware is a great choice for individuals pursuing a doctor's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the suburb of Newark, UD is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in linguistics and comparative literature from University of Delaware

#5

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY
18 Annual Graduates

Binghamton University is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal.More information about a doctorate in linguistics and comparative literature from Binghamton University

7 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in linguistics and comparative literature from Rutgers University - New Brunswick

#7

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
8 Annual Graduates

SUNY Stony Brook is a very large public university located in the suburb of Stony Brook.More information about a doctorate in linguistics and comparative literature from Stony Brook University

#8

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
10 Annual Graduates

University at Buffalo is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of Buffalo.More information about a doctorate in linguistics and comparative literature from University at Buffalo

Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best linguistics and comparative literature schools for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 176 17
New York 174 57
Maryland 119 14
New Jersey 115 12
District of Columbia 81 11
Delaware 53 3

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Linguistics & Comparative Literature is one of 17 different types of Foreign Languages & Linguistics programs to choose from.

Comparative Literature Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics 57
Comparative Literature 47
Language Translation 8
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 2

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 88
Classical Languages & Literature 22
East Asian Languages 15
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 14
Germanic Languages 13
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 3
American Sign Language 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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