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2021 Best Romance Languages Colleges for Non-Traditional Students

124 Colleges
12,532 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,261 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Romance Languages Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Romance Languages Colleges for Non-Traditional StudentsIn 2018-2019, 12,532 people earned their bachelor's in romance languages, making the major the #40 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Romance Languages Colleges for Non-Traditional Students ranking analyzed 124 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in romance languages. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great romance languages programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the romance languages program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Romance Languages Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Romance Languages Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Top 15% Best Romance Languages Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College tops the 2021 list of our schools in the United States that are best for non-traditional romance languages students. Boston College is a large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Boston College, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Romance Languages ranking.

About 1.5% of Boston College students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 316 students at Boston College that take at least one class online. 1,555 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best romance languages schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW - Madison, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Romance Languages ranking.

About 1.3% of UW - Madison students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 6,424 students take at least one class online at UW - Madison. 4,418 of UW - Madison students are attending part time. UW - Madison does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville. University of Virginia also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Romance Languages rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.5%. Approximately 1,445 students take at least one class online at University of Virginia. 2,130 of University of Virginia students are attending part time.

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#4

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Vanderbilt University. Located in the large city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. Vanderbilt did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list.

The student loan default rate at Vanderbilt is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 574 students at Vanderbilt that take at least one class online. 960 of Vanderbilt students are attending part time.

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Brigham Young University - Provo comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. BYU also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.5%. Approximately 6,522 students take at least one class online at BYU. There are roughly 4,337 part time students in attendance at BYU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Massachusetts Amherst as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for non-traditional students list, UMass Amherst is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list.

About 3.0% of UMass Amherst students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 3,607 students at UMass Amherst are exclusively online. About 6,250 of the students at UMass Amherst are attending part time. UMass Amherst does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best romance languages schools for non-traditional students. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public school located in the city of Minneapolis. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UMN Twin Cities also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Romance Languages ranking.

About 2.2% of UMN Twin Cities students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 13,571 students take at least one class online at UMN Twin Cities. 10,971 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Indiana University - Bloomington landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best romance languages schools for non-traditional students. IU Bloomington is a very large public school located in the small city of Bloomington. IU Bloomington excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list.

About 3.6% of IU Bloomington students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 5,026 students at IU Bloomington that take at least one class online. 5,192 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Pennsylvania State University - University Park as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the small city of University Park. Penn State University Park excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. Approximately 13,255 students take at least one class online at Penn State University Park. About 1,670 of the students at Penn State University Park are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York. Columbia also made our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list, coming in at #5.

About 1.8% of Columbia students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,138 students at Columbia that take at least one class online. 5,005 students are part time.

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#11

University of Portland

Portland, OR

University of Portland earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Portland is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Portland. On top of its placing in our non-traditional rankings, University of Portland also did well on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

About 0.6% of University of Portland students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 14 students take at least one class online at University of Portland. 465 students are part time.

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#12

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona landed the #12 spot in our 2021 best romance languages schools for non-traditional students. University of Arizona is a very large public school located in the large city of Tucson.

The student loan default rate at University of Arizona is lower than is typical, just 6.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,701 students take at least one class online at University of Arizona. 7,884 of University of Arizona students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for non-traditional students list, U-M is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.1%. There are approximately 487 students at U-M that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,376 part time students in attendance at U-M. U-M does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at Austin as the #14 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a fairly large student population. UT Austin excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list.

The student loan default rate at UT Austin is lower than is typical, just 2.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,546 students take at least one class online at UT Austin. 3,290 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign comes in at #15 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our bet for non-traditional students list, UIUC is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list.

The student loan default rate at UIUC is lower than is typical, just 1.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,503 students take at least one class online at UIUC. 6,389 students are part time. UIUC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

Read full report on Romance Languages at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#16

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

University of Rhode Island earned the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Kingston, URI is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.4%. There are approximately 3,055 students at URI that take at least one class online. 3,456 of URI students are attending part time. URI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#17

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Emory University landed the #17 spot in our 2021 best romance languages schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. On top of its placing in our non-traditional rankings, Emory also did well on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.5%. There are approximately 1,099 students at Emory that take at least one class online. 1,556 students are part time.

Full Romance Languages at Emory University Report

University of California - Berkeley comes in at #18 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public college with a fairly large student population. UC Berkeley excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Romance Languages list.

The student loan default rate at UC Berkeley is lower than is typical, just 2.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 930 students take at least one class online at UC Berkeley. 3,108 of UC Berkeley students are attending part time.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for non-traditional students studying Romance Languages that almost earned our Best Romance Languages Colleges for Non-Traditional Students award.

Rank College Location
19 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
20 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
21 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
22 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
23 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
24 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX

Romance Languages by Region

View the best for non-traditional students Romance Languages schools in a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 16 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, Romance Languages has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 7,928
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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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