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2022 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Associate Degree Schools

12 Colleges in the United States
2,918 Associate Degrees
If you're seeking an Associate Degree in foreign languages and linguistics, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #29 one in the country in terms of popularity.As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 12 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Associate Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 2,918 associate degrees in foreign languages and linguistics to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Foreign Languages & Linguistics School for Your Associate Degree

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Associate Degree Schools Your choice of foreign languages and linguistics for getting your associate 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 associate degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges 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 52% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 682 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of associate graduates during the early years of their career. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their associate degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

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 foreign languages and linguistics students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other foreign languages and linguistics students want to attend this school to pursue a associate degree.
  • 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 foreign languages and linguistics to pay back their student loans after receiving their associate degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized foreign languages and linguistics related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for foreign languages and linguistics students working on their associate degree.

More Ways to Rank Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Associate Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Associate Students to Study Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the United States

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for foreign languages and linguistics students seeking a an associate degree.

10 Top Schools for an Associate in Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MI
29 Annual Graduates

Lansing Community College is one of the finest schools in the country for getting an associate degree in foreign languages and linguistics. LCC is a large public college located in the midsize city of Lansing. This college ranks 10th out of 43 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Michigan.

Lansing Community College is one of the most popular colleges to study foreign languages and linguistics in the United States with about 29 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In UT
68 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in an associate degree in foreign languages and linguistics has to look into Weber State University. WSU is a fairly large public university located in the city of Ogden. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #217 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means WSU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 68 foreign languages and linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at WSU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, MO
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MO
12 Annual Graduates

Saint Louis Community College is a great decision for individuals interested in an associate degree in foreign languages and linguistics. Saint Louis Community College is a large public college located in the large suburb of Saint Louis. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #266 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means Saint Louis Community College is a great college overall.

There were roughly 12 foreign languages and linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Saint Louis Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In TX
22 Annual Graduates

Tarrant County College District is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting an associate degree in foreign languages and linguistics. Tarrant County College is a very large public college located in the city of Fort Worth. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #35 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means Tarrant County College is a great college overall.

A favorite major for foreign languages and linguistics students, there were about 22 individuals who completed this degree at Tarrant County College in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
80 Annual Graduates

Austin Community College District is a fairly large public college located in the city of Austin. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #63 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means Austin Community College District is a great college overall.

There were approximately 80 foreign languages and linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Austin Community College District in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In OK
19 Annual Graduates

OSU-OKC is a small public university located in the large city of Oklahoma City. This university ranks 6th out of 24 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Oklahoma.

There were approximately 19 foreign languages and linguistics students who graduated with this degree at OSU-OKC in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In OH
10 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State is a public college with a medium-sized student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #274 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means Cincinnati State is a great college overall.

There were approximately 10 foreign languages and linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Cincinnati State in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MN
13 Annual Graduates

Saint Paul College is a medium-sized public college located in the large city of Saint Paul. This college ranks 28th out of 39 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were approximately 13 foreign languages and linguistics students who graduated with this degree at Saint Paul College in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IL
16 Annual Graduates

SWIC is a moderately-sized public college located in the large suburb of Belleville. This college ranks 26th out of 59 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Illinois.

There were about 16 foreign languages and linguistics students who graduated with this degree at SWIC in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In AR
11 Annual Graduates

UA Little Rock is a moderately-sized public university located in the city of Little Rock. This university ranks 3rd out of 31 schools for overall associate degree quality in the state of Arkansas.

There were approximately 11 foreign languages and linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at UA Little Rock in the most recent year we have data available.

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Foreign Languages & Linguistics by Region

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Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 1,176
American Sign Language 1,023
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 488
East Asian Languages 156
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 27
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 20
Germanic Languages 16
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 5
Native American Languages 4
Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages 2

Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 403,365
Visual & Performing Arts 20,693
English Language & Literature 3,425
Philosophy & Religious Studies 1,625
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,124

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 John Stephen Dwyer. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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