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

11 Colleges in the Southwest Region
110 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 11 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Southwest Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 110 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 Southwest 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 64% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 788 to 195 )
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

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 Southwest Region list to help you make the college decision.

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

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

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

4 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature needs to check out The University of Texas at Austin. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #45 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Southwest Region with approximately 4 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX
14 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat Lamar University if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Lamar University is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Beaumont. This university ranks 24th out of 65 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Texas.

With 14 students who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, Lamar University is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Southwest Region .

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#3

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
15 Annual Graduates

Texas Tech University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Texas Tech is a fairly large public university located in the city of Lubbock. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #286 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Texas Tech is a great university overall.

There were roughly 15 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Texas Tech in the most recent data year.

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16 Annual Graduates

The University of Texas at Arlington is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the city of Arlington, UT Arlington is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #293 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UT Arlington is a great university overall.

There were approximately 16 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UT Arlington in the most recent data year.

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9 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city of Edinburg, UT Rio Grande Valley is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #470 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UT Rio Grande Valley is a great university overall.

There were roughly 9 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UT Rio Grande Valley in the most recent year we have data available.

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9 Annual Graduates

ASU - Tempe is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Tempe. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #375 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means ASU - Tempe is a great university overall.

There were approximately 9 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at ASU - Tempe in the most recent data year.

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5 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city of Denton, UNT is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 20th out of 65 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Texas.

University of North Texas is a fairly popular university to study comparative literature in the Southwest Region with approximately 5 graduations in the most recent data year.

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#8

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 12 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Arizona.

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

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5 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of El Paso, UTEP is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 47th out of 65 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Texas.

With 5 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, The University of Texas at El Paso is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Southwest Region .

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4 Annual Graduates

UNM is a very large public university located in the large city of Albuquerque. This university ranks 6th out of 8 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of New Mexico.

There were approximately 4 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UNM in the most recent data year.

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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 Southwest Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 223 80
Arizona 173 22
New Mexico 104 7

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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 39
Linguistics 37
Applied Linguistics 20
Language Translation 11
Comparative Literature 3

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 137
Classical Languages & Literature 25
Second Language Learning 6
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 5
Germanic Languages 4
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 3
Iranian & Persian Languages 1
Native American Languages 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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