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2022 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the New England Region

5 Colleges in the New England Region
146 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.

College Factual looked at 5 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the New England Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 146 master's degrees in linguistics and comparative literature during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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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 New England 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 quality 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 collection of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 34% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 363 to 1 )
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 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 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 New England Region list to help you make the college decision.

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

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

Top New England Region Schools for a Master's in Comparative Literature

#1

Boston University

Boston, MA
6 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat Boston University if you wish to pursue a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #49 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

There were approximately 6 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Brown University

Providence, RI
2 Annual Graduates

Brown University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Brown is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Providence. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #29 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were about 2 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available.

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16 Annual Graduates

University of Connecticut is a great option for students interested in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. UCONN is a very large public university located in the suburb of Storrs. This university ranks 5th out of 18 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were about 16 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UCONN in the most recent year we have data available.

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3 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat University of Massachusetts Amherst if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Amherst. This university ranks 14th out of 49 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the New England Region with roughly 3 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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55 Annual Graduates
$17,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Boston, UMass Boston is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 39th out of 49 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 55 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UMass Boston in the most recent data year. Soon after graduation, comparative literature master's recipients typically earn around $50,200 in the first five years of their career.

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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 New England Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 215 49
Connecticut 150 43
Rhode Island 116 5
New Hampshire 102 11

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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
Applied Linguistics 51
Comparative Literature 39
Modern Languages 30
Linguistics 26

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 125
Classical Languages & Literature 25
East Asian Languages 22
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 8
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 7
Germanic Languages 6

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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