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2022 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in Illinois

7 Colleges in Illinois
70 Master's Degrees
If you plan on getting your master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #97 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 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 7 schools in Illinois to determine which ones were the best for linguistics and comparative literature students pursuing a master's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 70 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 Illinois The comparative literature master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. 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 vast majority of the colleges on this list are in at least the top 46% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 569 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Early-Career Salaries

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their master's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. After all, your master's degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.

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 and comparative literature students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of linguistics and 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.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for linguistics and comparative literature to pay back their student loans after receiving their master's degree.
  • 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in Illinois ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Linguistics & Comparative Literature in Illinois

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for linguistics and comparative literature students seeking a a master's degree.

Top Illinois Schools for a Master's in Comparative Literature

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
1 Annual Graduates

Northwestern University is a wonderful option for individuals pursuing a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Northwestern is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Evanston. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #9 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

Northwestern University is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in Illinois with roughly 1 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
5 Annual Graduates

University of Chicago is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #6 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

With 5 students who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, University of Chicago is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in Illinois.

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9 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature has to look into Illinois State University. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 7th out of 44 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Illinois.

Illinois State University is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in Illinois with approximately 9 graduates in the most recent data year.

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19 Annual Graduates

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #44 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

There were approximately 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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2 Annual Graduates

UIC is a fairly large public university located in the city of Chicago. This university ranks 12th out of 44 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Illinois.

There were roughly 2 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UIC in the most recent data year.

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14 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 25th out of 44 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Illinois.

There were about 14 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at SIUC in the most recent year we have data available.

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7 Annual Graduates

Northeastern Illinois University is a medium-sized public university located in the large city of Chicago. This university ranks 33rd out of 44 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Illinois.

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

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Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

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

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

Comparative Literature Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics 40
Modern Languages 15
Language Translation 12
Comparative Literature 3

Majors Similar to Comparative Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 27
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 7
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 6
South Asian Languages 1
Classical Languages & Literature 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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