Linguistics & Comparative Literature

2021 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students

53 Colleges
5,739 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,406 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional StudentsIn 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 Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students ranking analyzed 53 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality linguistics and comparative literature programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the linguistics and comparative literature program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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2021 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the United States

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Top 10 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

New York University

New York, NY

New York University has taken the #1 spot in this year's linguistics and comparative literature ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at NYU, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature ranking.

About 2.2% of NYU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,264 students take at least one class online at NYU. About 8,707 of the students at NYU are attending part time.

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University of California - Los Angeles earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public college with a fairly large student population. UCLA also made our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature list, coming in at #3.

The student loan default rate at UCLA is lower than is typical, just 1.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,288 students at UCLA that take at least one class online. 1,642 of UCLA students are attending part time.

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#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to George Mason University. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax. GMU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.1%. There are approximately 10,589 students at GMU that take at least one class online. 11,606 of GMU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of California - Santa Barbara comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UCSB, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. Approximately 365 students take at least one class online at UCSB. About 656 of the students at UCSB are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of California - Santa Cruz comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. UC Santa Cruz is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Santa Cruz. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UC Santa Cruz has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature ranking.

The student loan default rate at UC Santa Cruz is lower than is typical, just 3.7% of students default in three years. There are approximately 853 students at UC Santa Cruz that take at least one class online. About 607 of the students at UC Santa Cruz are attending part time.

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#6

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

University of Mary Washington comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. UMW is a small public school located in the suburb of Fredericksburg.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.7%. There are approximately 376 students at UMW that take at least one class online. About 733 of the students at UMW are attending part time. UMW does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our non-traditional rankings, UNC Chapel Hill also did well on our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

About 1.7% of UNC Chapel Hill students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,101 students at UNC Chapel Hill that take at least one class online. 4,791 students are part time. UNC Chapel Hill does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#8

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Virginia Tech, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature ranking.

The student loan default rate at Virginia Tech is lower than is typical, just 1.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 8,844 students at Virginia Tech that take at least one class online. About 2,711 of the students at Virginia Tech are attending part time.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maryland - Baltimore County. UMBC is a large public school located in the large suburb of Baltimore. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UMBC also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature ranking.

About 4.2% of UMBC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 822 students at UMBC that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,939 part time students in attendance at UMBC.

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Our rankings recognize Colorado State University - Fort Collins as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public college with a very large student population.

The student loan default rate at Colorado State is lower than is typical, just 3.1% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,779 students at Colorado State that take at least one class online. 7,877 of Colorado State students are attending part time. Colorado State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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