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2022 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

6 Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region
61 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.

College Factual looked at 6 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 61 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 Rocky Mountains Region 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. 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 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.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 59% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 643 to 10 )
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

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 the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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

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

Top Rocky Mountains Region Schools for a Master's in Comparative Literature

17 Annual Graduates

Brigham Young University - Provo is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Provo. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #156 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means BYU is a great university overall.

Brigham Young University - Provo is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in the Rocky Mountains Region with approximately 17 graduates in the most recent data year.

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9 Annual Graduates

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Colorado State is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #302 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Colorado State is a great university overall.

A preferred major for linguistics and comparative literature students, there were about 9 individuals who graduated from this program at Colorado State in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT
9 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat University of Utah if you wish to pursue a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. U of U is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City. This university ranks 3rd out of 12 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Utah.

There were about 9 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at U of U in the most recent data year.

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University of Colorado Boulder is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. CU - Boulder is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Boulder. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #250 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means CU - Boulder is a great university overall.

There were about 19 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at CU - Boulder in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their master's from the comparative literature program state that they receive average early career wages of $21,800.

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5 Annual Graduates

University of Northern Colorado is a fairly large public university located in the city of Greeley. This university ranks 8th out of 22 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Colorado.

A popular major for linguistics and comparative literature students, there were about 5 students who completed this degree at University of Northern Colorado in the most recent year we have data available.

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2 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Missoula, UM is a public university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 6th out of 8 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Montana.

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

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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 Rocky Mountains Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 172 37
Utah 150 22
Montana 86 4

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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 30
Modern Languages 23
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 8

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 30
American Sign Language 24
Classical Languages & Literature 9
East Asian Languages 6
Germanic Languages 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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