Linguistics & Comparative Literature

2021 Best Value Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature

53 Colleges
5,739 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,881 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Linguistics & Comparative Literature School for You

Best Value Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative LiteratureIn 2018-2019, 5,739 people earned their bachelor's in linguistics and comparative literature, making the major the #73 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature ranking analyzed 53 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those comparative literature schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools in the United States

Check out the comparative literature programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools

Brigham Young University - Provo comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

It takes the average student at BYU about 5.2 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $12,239. This means that the average student pays around $64,132 to get a bachelor’s degree from BYU. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that comparative literature majors at BYU take out while working on their bachelor's is $14,702. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $105.

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#2

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Our rankings recognize University of Florida as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Gainesville, U of F is a public college with a very large student population.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at U of F to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,230. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from U of F is $120,542. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, comparative literature graduates from U of F take out $15,625 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $166, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value linguistics and comparative literature schools. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a fairly large student population. UNC Chapel Hill excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNC Chapel Hill is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,820. This means that the average student pays around $109,694 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Comparative Literature majors at UNC Chapel Hill take out an average of $16,773 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $187.

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#4

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

Christopher Newport University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. CNU is a small public school located in the midsize city of Newport News.

At CNU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $34,379. This means that the average student pays around $142,673 to get a bachelor’s degree from CNU. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

The average amount in student loans that comparative literature majors at CNU take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,587. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $276.

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#5

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. Virginia Tech also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature rankings.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Virginia Tech to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,298. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech is about $142,182. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, comparative literature graduates from Virginia Tech carry an average student debtload of $22,421. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $276.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMBC is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Baltimore. UMBC also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

At UMBC, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and it costs about $30,735 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UMBC is $136,463. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

The average amount in student loans that comparative literature majors at UMBC take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,855. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $234.

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California State University - Long Beach comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Cal State Long Beach is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Long Beach.

It takes about 5.0 years for the average student at Cal State Long Beach to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,708. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Long Beach is $122,552. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, comparative literature graduates from Cal State Long Beach carry an average student debtload of $18,074. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $156.

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. SIUE is a large public school located in the suburb of Edwardsville.

The average student at SIUE graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $17,498. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SIUE is $79,091. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Comparative Literature majors at SIUE take out an average of $22,571 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $246.

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University of Nebraska at Omaha earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Omaha, UNOMAHA is a public college with a large student population.

At UNOMAHA, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and it costs about $23,468 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNOMAHA be around $110,300. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

After completing their bachelor's degree, comparative literature graduates from UNOMAHA carry an average student debtload of $20,329. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $230, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value linguistics and comparative literature schools. Ramapo College is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Mahwah.

It takes the average student at Ramapo College about 4.2 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,835. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Ramapo College is $121,972. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Comparative Literature majors at Ramapo College take out an average of $22,426 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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Linguistics & Comparative Literature is one of 16 different types of Foreign Languages & Linguistics programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 12,532
East Asian Languages 1,708
Classical Languages & Literature 1,205
Germanic Languages 1,148
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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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.

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