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

9 Colleges in the Plains States Region
71 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.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 9 schools in the Plains States Region to determine which ones were the best for linguistics and comparative literature students pursuing a master's degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 71 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 Plains States 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. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

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 take this into account we consider a school's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a host of various 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 36% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 378 to 9 )
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

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 schools for linguistics and comparative literature students working on their master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools

The comparative literature school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Plains States Region.

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

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

Top Plains States Region Schools for a Master's in Comparative Literature

#1

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
11 Annual Graduates

Kansas State University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the small city of Manhattan, K -State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 21 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Kansas.

A favorite choice for linguistics and comparative literature students, there were about 11 students who graduated from this program at K -State in the most recent data year.

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#2

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND
6 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature has to take a look at University of North Dakota. UND is a large public university located in the city of Grand Forks. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #170 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UND is a great university overall.

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

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5 Annual Graduates

University of Missouri - Columbia is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #173 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Mizzou is a great university overall.

University of Missouri - Columbia is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in the Plains States Region with roughly 5 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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9 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat University of Nebraska - Lincoln if you wish to pursue a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the large city of Lincoln, UNL is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #175 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UNL is a great university overall.

There were about 9 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UNL in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
18 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Iowa City, Iowa is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 4th out of 21 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Iowa.

There were about 18 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Iowa in the most recent year we have data available.

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5 Annual Graduates

UMN Twin Cities is a very large public university located in the large city of Minneapolis. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #117 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great university overall.

There were about 5 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent year we have data available.

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6 Annual Graduates

UNOMAHA is a large public university located in the large city of Omaha. This university ranks 10th out of 16 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Nebraska.

A preferred choice for linguistics and comparative literature students, there were about 6 learners who completed this degree at UNOMAHA in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Lawrence, KU is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 21 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Kansas.

There were about 7 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at KU in the most recent data year.

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4 Annual Graduates

Missouri State is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Springfield. This university ranks 12th out of 34 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Missouri.

There were approximately 4 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Missouri State in the most recent year we have data available.

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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 Plains States Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 184 16
Minnesota 169 2
Iowa 146 17
Kansas 144 12
Nebraska 116 10
North Dakota 100 5

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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 25
Linguistics 24
Language Translation 12
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 10

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 64
Classical Languages & Literature 13
East Asian Languages 6
American Sign Language 6
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 4
Germanic Languages 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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