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

22 Colleges in the Far Western US Region
214 Master's Degrees
Linguistics & Comparative Literature is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #97 most popular master's degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 22 schools in the Far Western US Region to determine which ones were the best for linguistics and comparative literature students pursuing a master's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 214 master's degrees in linguistics and comparative literature to qualified students.

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

Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region Your choice of linguistics and comparative literature for getting your master's degree school matters. 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 good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The vast majority of the schools on this list are in at least the top 32% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 441 to 99 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Earnings

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their master's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their master'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 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.
  • Student Debt - How much debt linguistics and comparative literature students go into to obtain their master'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 full 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 master'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 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 Linguistics & 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 linguistics and comparative literature.

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

56 Annual Graduates
$66,796 Median Student Debt

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the suburb of Monterey, Middlebury Institute is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #53 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Middlebury Institute is a great school overall.

There were about 56 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Middlebury Institute in the most recent data year. Master's graduates who receive their degree from the comparative literature program make around $49,200 in their early career salary.

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8 Annual Graduates

University of Southern California is a great decision for individuals pursuing a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly 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 8 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year.

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10 Annual Graduates

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

There were roughly 10 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent data year.

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4 Annual Graduates

University of California - Berkeley is a good choice for individuals interested in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #24 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

With 4 students who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, University of California - Berkeley is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Far Western US Region .

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3 Annual Graduates

UCSB is a very large public university located in the midsize suburb of Santa Barbara. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #123 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UCSB is a great university overall.

University of California - Santa Barbara is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Far Western US Region with roughly 3 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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11 Annual Graduates

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 schools nationwide means UC Irvine is a great university overall.

With 11 students who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, University of California - Irvine is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Far Western US Region .

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1 Annual Graduates

UW Seattle is a fairly large public university located in the city of Seattle. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #61 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UW Seattle is a great university overall.

There were about 1 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available.

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11 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Long Beach, CSULB is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #240 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means CSULB is a great university overall.

There were roughly 11 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at CSULB in the most recent data year.

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4 Annual Graduates

UC Davis is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Davis. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #128 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UC Davis is a great university overall.

With 4 students who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, University of California - Davis is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Far Western US Region .

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San Jose State University

San Jose, CA
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of San Jose, San Jose State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #191 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means San Jose State is a great university overall.

There were about 7 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at San Jose State in the most recent year we have data available.

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Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges by State

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 244 181
Washington 184 10
Oregon 151 13
Nevada 100 4
Hawaii 84 10
Alaska 53 8

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One of 17 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, Linguistics & Comparative Literature has other similar majors worth exploring.

Comparative Literature Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics 101
Language Translation 59
Comparative Literature 31
Applied Linguistics 15
Modern Languages 8

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 163
East Asian Languages 25
Germanic Languages 19
Classical Languages & Literature 12
Native American Languages 11
American Sign Language 9
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 6
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 5
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 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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