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

18 Colleges in the Great Lakes Region
164 Master's Degrees
a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #97 out of 326 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 18 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 164 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 Great Lakes 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. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

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 include a school'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 colleges on this list are in at least the top 48% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 552 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of master's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their master's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

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 Great Lakes Region list to help you make the college decision.

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

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

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

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
1 Annual Graduates

Northwestern University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly 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.

Northwestern University is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Great Lakes Region with approximately 1 graduates in the most recent data year.

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#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
5 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat University of Chicago if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. 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.

University of Chicago is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in the Great Lakes Region with about 5 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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9 Annual Graduates

Illinois State University is a great decision for students interested in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Illinois State is a very large public university located in the suburb of Normal. This university ranks 7th out of 44 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Illinois.

Illinois State University is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in the Great Lakes Region with about 9 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#4

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
4 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature needs to look into Marquette University. Marquette is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Milwaukee. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #114 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Marquette is a great university overall.

There were about 4 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Marquette in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
5 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #75 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were about 5 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available.

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19 Annual Graduates

UIUC is a very large public university located in the city of Champaign. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #44 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

There were roughly 19 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent year we have data available.

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4 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #182 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Ohio State is a great university overall.

Ohio State University - Main Campus is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in the Great Lakes Region with approximately 4 graduates in the most recent data year.

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15 Annual Graduates

UWM is a fairly large public university located in the city of Milwaukee. This university ranks 19th out of 31 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were about 15 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UWM in the most recent data year.

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2 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Chicago, UIC is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 12th out of 44 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Illinois.

With 2 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, University of Illinois at Chicago is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Great Lakes Region .

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#10

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
3 Annual Graduates

Michigan State is a very large public university located in the city of East Lansing. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #134 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Michigan State is a great university overall.

Michigan State University is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in the Great Lakes Region with roughly 3 graduations in the most recent data year.

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Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges by State

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Illinois 219 95
Michigan 203 29
Ohio 195 41
Indiana 181 22
Wisconsin 166 15

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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 80
Language Translation 32
Modern Languages 31
Applied Linguistics 10
Comparative Literature 7
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 4

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 144
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 25
Classical Languages & Literature 24
East Asian Languages 19
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 15
Germanic Languages 13
Second Language Learning 4
South Asian Languages 1

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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