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

3 Colleges in Virginia
18 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.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 3 schools in Virginia to determine which ones were the best for linguistics and comparative literature students pursuing a master's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 18 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 Virginia 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 good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a school's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a host 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 10% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 10%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 106 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 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

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 Virginia 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 Virginia

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

Top Virginia Schools for a Master's in Comparative Literature

4 Annual Graduates

University of Virginia - Main Campus is a great decision for students interested in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #33 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means University of Virginia is a great university overall.

There were roughly 4 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent data year.

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#2

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
2 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature has to take a look at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. This school ranks 2nd out of 35 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Virginia.

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

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#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
10 Annual Graduates

George Mason University is a good decision for individuals interested in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 35 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Virginia.

George Mason University is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in Virginia with roughly 10 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

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

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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
Modern Languages 12
Linguistics 4
Applied Linguistics 2

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 6
Classical Languages & Literature 3
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 2

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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