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

15 Colleges in the Southeast Region
126 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.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 15 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 126 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 Southeast 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. 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.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 37% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 361 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

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 Southeast Region list to help you make the college decision.

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

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

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

4 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature needs to look into University of Virginia - Main Campus. University of Virginia is a very large public university located in the suburb of Charlottesville. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #33 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means University of Virginia is a great university overall.

A preferred choice for linguistics and comparative literature students, there were approximately 4 learners who completed this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
11 Annual Graduates

Wake Forest University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Wake Forest University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Winston-Salem. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #47 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Wake Forest University is a great university overall.

There were about 11 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Wake Forest University in the most recent data year.

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#3

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
2 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat Virginia Tech if you wish to pursue a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #52 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were roughly 2 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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5 Annual Graduates

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a great option for students interested in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. UNC Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in the city of Chapel Hill. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #37 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in the Southeast Region with about 5 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
10 Annual Graduates

GMU is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of Fairfax. This university ranks 6th out of 35 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Virginia.

With 10 students who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, George Mason University is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Southeast Region .

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#6

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV
28 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Morgantown, WVU is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 14 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of West Virginia.

There were roughly 28 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at WVU in the most recent data year.

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#7

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #65 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

With 1 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, University of Florida is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Southeast Region .

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10 Annual Graduates

NC State is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Raleigh. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #99 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means NC State is a great university overall.

North Carolina State University is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Southeast Region with roughly 10 graduations in the most recent data year.

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4 Annual Graduates

UofSC is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Columbia. This university ranks 3rd out of 24 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were roughly 4 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UofSC in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY
10 Annual Graduates

UK is a very large public university located in the city of Lexington. This university ranks 1st out of 22 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Kentucky.

There were roughly 10 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UK 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 Southeast Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Florida 206 28
Georgia 186 7
Virginia 175 31
North Carolina 167 27
South Carolina 141 9
Louisiana 140 3
Kentucky 140 5
Mississippi 120 5
Arkansas 119 4
West Virginia 108 26

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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
Modern Languages 70
Linguistics 37
Language Translation 11
Comparative Literature 5
Applied Linguistics 3

Majors Similar to Comparative Literature

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 216
American Sign Language 26
Classical Languages & Literature 25
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 21
Germanic Languages 21
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 5
East Asian Languages 5
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 5

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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