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Great Schools for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Each of these schools outperforms the median for post-graduation salaries!

Best Schools for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

These universities have high retention rates and strong post-graduation income for students. Schools are sorted by average price pell grant recipients pay. In-state tuition is used for public universities. Click on the school name to see a full analysis.

  1. California State University-Los Angeles, California – $3,996
  2. Berea College, Kentucky – $4,706
  3. CUNY Lehman College, New York – $5,454
  4. California State University-Fresno, California – $5,874
  5. California State University-San Bernardino, California – $6,408
  6. CUNY City College, New York – $6,773
  7. CUNY Queens College, New York – $6,775
  8. California State University-Stanislaus, California – $6,889
  9. CUNY Brooklyn College, New York – $7,361
  10. Arizona State University-West, Arizona – $7,619
  11. CUNY Hunter College, New York – $7,887
  12. California State University-Fullerton, California – $8,311
  13. California State University-Sacramento, California – $9,266
  14. University of North Georgia, Georgia – $9,362
  15. California State University-San Marcos, California – $9,451
  16. California State University-Long Beach, California – $9,733
  17. Princeton University, New Jersey – $10,256
  18. SUNY College at Old Westbury, New York – $10,448
  19. California State University-Monterey Bay, California – $10,925
  20. University of South Florida-Main Campus, Florida – $11,249
  21. Wayne State University, Michigan – $11,366
  22. Arizona State University-Tempe, Arizona – $11,572
  23. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, Georgia – $11,639
  24. University of Florida, Florida – $12,159
  25. Beloit College, Wisconsin – $12,327
  26. Truman State University, Missouri – $12,362
  27. University of California-Riverside, California – $12,645
  28. University of Utah, Utah – $12,674
  29. Brigham Young University-Provo, Utah – $12,795
  30. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, New Mexico – $12,827
  31. Pomona College, California – $12,873
  32. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Washington – $12,957
  33. University of North Florida, Florida – $13,100
  34. Appalachian State University, North Carolina – $13,171
  35. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina – $13,210
  36. The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas – $13,343
  37. Stony Brook University, New York – $13,467
  38. Purdue University-Main Campus, Indiana – $13,545
  39. University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois – $13,562
  40. University of California-Los Angeles, California – $13,572
  41. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Louisiana – $13,624
  42. San Francisco State University, California – $13,655
  43. University of California-Irvine, California – $13,712
  44. University of Georgia, Georgia – $13,822
  45. California State University-Chico, California – $13,845
  46. Iowa State University, Iowa – $13,947
  47. Stanford University, California – $14,155
  48. University of Nevada-Reno, Nevada – $14,164
  49. University of Iowa, Iowa – $14,192
  50. Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana – $14,303
  51. San Jose State University, California – $14,376
  52. Madonna University, Michigan – $14,458
  53. University of California-Berkeley, California – $14,468
  54. University of Mississippi, Mississippi – $14,494
  55. San Diego State University, California – $14,585
  56. Michigan Technological University, Michigan – $14,638
  57. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina – $14,665
  58. California State University-Channel Islands, California – $14,672
  59. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, North Carolina – $14,682
  60. Georgia State University, Georgia – $14,773
  61. University of California-San Diego, California – $14,775
  62. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan – $14,897
  63. University of California-Santa Barbara, California – $14,900
  64. Harvard University, Massachusetts – $14,981
  65. Florida State University, Florida – $14,985
  66. SUNY College at Plattsburgh, New York – $14,991
  67. University of North Dakota, North Dakota – $15,045
  68. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Wisconsin – $15,069
  69. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Wisconsin – $15,093
  70. East Carolina University, North Carolina – $15,203
  71. University of California-Davis, California – $15,309
  72. University of Houston, Texas – $15,399
  73. Ball State University, Indiana – $15,521
  74. University of Oregon, Oregon – $15,619
  75. Goshen College, Indiana – $15,642
  76. University of Arkansas, Arkansas – $15,648
  77. Mississippi State University, Mississippi – $15,656
  78. University of Northern Iowa, Iowa – $15,666
  79. Rutgers University-Camden, New Jersey – $15,705
  80. University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska – $15,768
  81. Western Washington University, Washington – $15,845
  82. Old Dominion University, Virginia – $15,920
  83. SUNY College at Oswego, New York – $15,928
  84. University of Louisville, Kentucky – $15,968
  85. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin – $16,021
  86. University of Arizona, Arizona – $16,150
  87. State University of New York at New Paltz, New York – $16,333
  88. Texas Tech University, Texas – $16,450
  89. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama – $16,475
  90. Georgia Southern University, Georgia – $16,480
  91. Grand Valley State University, Michigan – $16,496
  92. Salem College, North Carolina – $16,504
  93. Mississippi College, Mississippi – $16,660
  94. Sonoma State University, California – $16,721
  95. University of Delaware, Delaware – $16,736
  96. Clemson University, South Carolina – $16,770
  97. University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina – $16,793
  98. University of New Hampshire at Manchester, New Hampshire – $16,868
  99. SUNY at Albany, New York – $16,888
  100. University of Maryland-College Park, Maryland – $16,928
  101. University of California-Santa Cruz, California – $16,989
  102. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minnesota – $16,993
  103. SUNY Oneonta, New York – $17,009
  104. Michigan State University, Michigan – $17,120
  105. University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri – $17,157
  106. University at Buffalo, New York – $17,163
  107. Ohio State University-Main Campus, Ohio – $17,231
  108. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus, Oklahoma – $17,288
  109. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska – $17,311
  110. Loras College, Iowa – $17,540
  111. University of Kentucky, Kentucky – $17,617
  112. Towson University, Maryland – $17,628
  113. Harding University, Arkansas – $17,803
  114. Grace College and Theological Seminary, Indiana – $17,809
  115. University of Vermont, Vermont – $17,831
  116. Binghamton University, New York – $17,870
  117. Vanderbilt University, Tennessee – $17,929
  118. Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania – $18,157
  119. University of Kansas, Kansas – $18,234
  120. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois – $18,243
  121. Albion College, Michigan – $18,307
  122. Colorado State University-Fort Collins, Colorado – $18,318
  123. Elmhurst College, Illinois – $18,349
  124. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas – $18,422
  125. Citadel Military College of South Carolina, South Carolina – $18,430
  126. Kent State University at Kent, Ohio – $18,680
  127. John Brown University, Arkansas – $18,777
  128. Virginia Military Institute, Virginia – $18,785
  129. SUNY College at Geneseo, New York – $18,801
  130. Salisbury University, Maryland – $18,887
  131. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Tennessee – $19,076
  132. College of William and Mary, Virginia – $19,089
  133. University of South Carolina-Columbia, South Carolina – $19,095
  134. University of St Thomas, Texas – $19,161
  135. University of Virginia-Main Campus, Virginia – $19,177
  136. University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island – $19,216
  137. Rice University, Texas – $19,232
  138. Stockton University, New Jersey – $19,233
  139. Augustana University, South Dakota – $19,293
  140. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin – $19,320
  141. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Massachusetts – $19,324
  142. Georgia College & State University, Georgia – $19,370
  143. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia – $19,413
  144. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama – $19,423
  145. George Mason University, Virginia – $19,479
  146. Yale University, Connecticut – $19,507
  147. University of Chicago, Illinois – $19,510
  148. St Mary’s College of Maryland, Maryland – $19,715
  149. University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Maryland – $19,937
  150. James Madison University, Virginia – $20,036
  151. Ripon College, Wisconsin – $20,041
  152. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Jersey – $20,166
  153. Canisius College, New York – $20,346
  154. Andrews University, Michigan – $20,484
  155. Oregon State University, Oregon – $20,581
  156. Agnes Scott College, Georgia – $20,605
  157. Bowdoin College, Maine – $20,695
  158. Mercer University, Georgia – $20,704
  159. Knox College, Illinois – $20,715
  160. Westminster College, Pennsylvania – $20,721
  161. Cedarville University, Ohio – $20,743
  162. Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota – $20,801
  163. Valparaiso University, Indiana – $20,871
  164. Haverford College, Pennsylvania – $20,894
  165. Illinois State University, Illinois – $20,969
  166. Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma – $21,001
  167. Ramapo College of New Jersey, New Jersey – $21,022
  168. Earlham College, Indiana – $21,066
  169. Williams College, Massachusetts – $21,102
  170. Houghton College, New York – $21,124
  171. Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia – $21,136
  172. University of Connecticut, Connecticut – $21,223
  173. Saint Vincent College, Pennsylvania – $21,326
  174. Temple University, Pennsylvania – $21,335
  175. University of Evansville, Indiana – $21,336
  176. Alma College, Michigan – $21,351
  177. Wellesley College, Massachusetts – $21,506
  178. St Catherine University, Minnesota – $21,529
  179. University of Mary Washington, Virginia – $21,569
  180. Vassar College, New York – $21,581
  181. Wabash College, Indiana – $21,644
  182. University of Northwestern-St Paul, Minnesota – $21,660
  183. The University of Alabama, Alabama – $21,676
  184. West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania – $21,690
  185. Montclair State University, New Jersey – $21,727
  186. Hendrix College, Arkansas – $21,779
  187. University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan – $21,872
  188. Hanover College, Indiana – $21,886
  189. Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio – $21,964
  190. Auburn University, Alabama – $21,984
  191. Columbia University in the City of New York, New York – $22,001
  192. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, Ohio – $22,002
  193. Amherst College, Massachusetts – $22,036
  194. Ohio University-Main Campus, Ohio – $22,058
  195. Millsaps College, Mississippi – $22,065
  196. DePauw University, Indiana – $22,066
  197. Northwestern College, Iowa – $22,158
  198. Austin College, Texas – $22,235
  199. Miami University-Oxford, Ohio – $22,307
  200. Centre College, Kentucky – $22,338
  201. Concordia College at Moorhead, Minnesota – $22,379
  202. Drew University, New Jersey – $22,400
  203. Wartburg College, Iowa – $22,599
  204. University of Dallas, Texas – $22,632
  205. Covenant College, Georgia – $22,721
  206. Saint Johns University, Minnesota – $22,755
  207. Middlebury College, Vermont – $22,775
  208. Kalamazoo College, Michigan – $22,796
  209. Transylvania University, Kentucky – $22,826
  210. Lipscomb University, Tennessee – $22,895
  211. Christopher Newport University, Virginia – $22,965
  212. Southwestern University, Texas – $22,994
  213. Saint Mary’s College, Indiana – $23,016
  214. St Bonaventure University, New York – $23,047
  215. Berry College, Georgia – $23,058
  216. Lake Forest College, Illinois – $23,121
  217. University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado – $23,127
  218. Georgian Court University, New Jersey – $23,208
  219. Birmingham Southern College, Alabama – $23,227
  220. University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania – $23,281
  221. Trinity University, Texas – $23,341
  222. University of Tulsa, Oklahoma – $23,392
  223. Colorado College, Colorado – $23,394
  224. Augustana College, Illinois – $23,517
  225. Otterbein University, Ohio – $23,519
  226. Barnard College, New York – $23,639
  227. Rockhurst University, Missouri – $23,826
  228. Allegheny College, Pennsylvania – $23,850
  229. Davidson College, North Carolina – $23,926
  230. Colgate University, New York – $23,947
  231. Clark University, Massachusetts – $23,979
  232. Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania – $23,984
  233. St Olaf College, Minnesota – $24,042
  234. Wofford College, South Carolina – $24,083
  235. Calvin College, Michigan – $24,115
  236. Pacific Lutheran University, Washington – $24,136
  237. Grinnell College, Iowa – $24,136
  238. College of Saint Benedict, Minnesota – $24,143
  239. Howard University, Washington D.C. – $24,156
  240. Regis University, Colorado – $24,204
  241. Luther College, Iowa – $24,612
  242. Wesleyan University, Connecticut – $24,626
  243. University of Richmond, Virginia – $24,699
  244. Mills College, California – $24,848
  245. Randolph-Macon College, Virginia – $24,858
  246. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus, New Hampshire – $24,879
  247. Saint Norbert College, Wisconsin – $24,898
  248. Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania – $25,045
  249. Hamilton College, New York – $25,074
  250. Bates College, Maine – $25,100
  251. Wheaton College, Illinois – $25,101
  252. Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts – $25,282
  253. Sewanee-The University of the South, Tennessee – $25,303
  254. The College of Wooster, Ohio – $25,385
  255. Union University, Tennessee – $25,437
  256. Bethel University, Minnesota – $25,446
  257. Lawrence University, Wisconsin – $25,507
  258. Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio – $25,568
  259. Emory University, Georgia – $25,572
  260. John Carroll University, Ohio – $25,718
  261. Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio – $25,815
  262. Colby College, Maine – $25,848
  263. Juniata College, Pennsylvania – $25,880
  264. Pitzer College, California – $25,912
  265. Hope College, Michigan – $25,938
  266. St Lawrence University, New York – $25,966
  267. Messiah College, Pennsylvania – $26,096
  268. Siena College, New York – $26,137
  269. Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania – $26,170
  270. Washington & Jefferson College, Pennsylvania – $26,222
  271. Smith College, Massachusetts – $26,321
  272. Whitworth University, Washington – $26,394
  273. Bradley University, Illinois – $26,407
  274. Northwestern University, Illinois – $26,423
  275. St John’s University-New York, New York – $26,531
  276. University of Rochester, New York – $26,604
  277. Cornell College, Iowa – $26,617
  278. Washington and Lee University, Virginia – $26,659
  279. Carleton College, Minnesota – $26,745
  280. Rhodes College, Tennessee – $26,905
  281. Linfield College-McMinnville Campus, Oregon – $26,979
  282. Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania – $26,986
  283. Macalester College, Minnesota – $27,004
  284. Asbury University, Kentucky – $27,061
  285. Dartmouth College, New Hampshire – $27,080
  286. Reed College, Oregon – $27,289
  287. Rochester Institute of Technology, New York – $27,348
  288. Xavier University, Ohio – $27,391
  289. Gordon College, Massachusetts – $27,517
  290. Simmons College, Massachusetts – $27,575
  291. Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois – $27,647
  292. Occidental College, California – $27,738
  293. Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania – $27,768
  294. Denison University, Ohio – $27,944
  295. Furman, South Carolina – $28,038
  296. Wake Forest University, North Carolina – $28,082
  297. Roanoke College, Virginia – $28,096
  298. Seattle Pacific University, Washington – $28,105
  299. Goucher College, Maryland – $28,106
  300. Nazareth College, New York – $28,162
  301. Creighton University, Nebraska – $28,254
  302. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, Pennsylvania – $28,261
  303. Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania – $28,326
  304. Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania – $28,383
  305. Wagner College, New York – $28,458
  306. Northeastern University, Massachusetts – $28,565
  307. Hampshire College, Massachusetts – $28,604
  308. Ursinus College, Pennsylvania – $28,627
  309. Duquesne University, Pennsylvania – $28,628
  310. Brown University, Rhode Island – $28,629
  311. Wheaton College, Massachusetts – $28,649
  312. Kenyon College, Ohio – $28,678
  313. Fisk University, Tennessee – $28,719
  314. University of Dayton, Ohio – $28,866
  315. Samford University, Alabama – $29,026
  316. Skidmore College, New York – $29,042
  317. Monmouth University, New Jersey – $29,086
  318. Saint Louis University, Missouri – $29,157
  319. Georgetown University, Washington D.C. – $29,283
  320. University of Notre Dame, Indiana – $29,313
  321. University of Denver, Colorado – $29,453
  322. University of St Thomas, Minnesota – $29,713
  323. Willamette University, Oregon – $29,718
  324. DePaul University, Illinois – $29,752
  325. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, Pennsylvania – $29,806
  326. Washington University in St Louis, Missouri – $29,957
  327. Claremont McKenna College, California – $29,961
  328. University of Southern California, California – $29,977
  329. Case Western Reserve University, Ohio – $29,989
  330. Saint Michael’s College, Vermont – $30,019
  331. Pacific University, Oregon – $30,035
  332. Stonehill College, Massachusetts – $30,035
  333. University of Miami, Florida – $30,136
  334. California Lutheran University, California – $30,329
  335. Dickinson College, Pennsylvania – $30,361
  336. Marquette University, Wisconsin – $30,382
  337. Scripps College, California – $30,472
  338. Cornell University, New York – $30,498
  339. Trinity College, Connecticut – $30,530
  340. Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia – $30,674
  341. Point Loma Nazarene University, California – $30,718
  342. Syracuse University, New York – $30,722
  343. Connecticut College, Connecticut – $30,795
  344. University of the Pacific, California – $30,829
  345. Union College, New York – $30,932
  346. Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania – $30,987
  347. University of Portland, Oregon – $31,063
  348. Brandeis University, Massachusetts – $31,078
  349. Washington College, Maryland – $31,101
  350. Eckerd College, Florida – $31,151
  351. Butler University, Indiana – $31,211
  352. Tufts University, Massachusetts – $31,298
  353. University of Redlands, California – $31,299
  354. Hofstra University, New York – $31,815
  355. Lewis & Clark College, Oregon – $31,865
  356. Rollins College, Florida – $31,866
  357. Johns Hopkins University, Maryland – $31,954
  358. Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire – $31,998
  359. Hobart William Smith Colleges, New York – $32,355
  360. University of Scranton, Pennsylvania – $32,499
  361. Southern Methodist University, Texas – $32,882
  362. Loyola University Maryland, Maryland – $32,920
  363. Tulane University of Louisiana, Louisiana – $32,946
  364. College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts – $33,158
  365. Seattle University, Washington – $33,170
  366. Oberlin College, Ohio – $33,295
  367. Saint Mary’s College of California, California – $33,325
  368. Baylor University, Texas – $33,477
  369. Whitman College, Washington – $33,482
  370. Duke University, North Carolina – $33,665
  371. Roger Williams University, Rhode Island – $33,720
  372. University of San Diego, California – $33,821
  373. Ithaca College, New York – $34,042
  374. Saint Joseph’s University, Pennsylvania – $34,068
  375. Texas Christian University, Texas – $34,129
  376. Belmont University, Tennessee – $34,327
  377. Boston College, Massachusetts – $34,356
  378. Bucknell University, Pennsylvania – $34,502
  379. Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. – $34,542
  380. Westmont College, California – $34,812
  381. Boston University, Massachusetts – $34,914
  382. George Washington University, Washington D.C. – $35,282
  383. American University, Washington D.C. – $35,325
  384. Fordham University, New York – $35,932
  385. Spelman College, Georgia – $36,362
  386. Santa Clara University, California – $36,820
  387. University of Puget Sound, Washington – $37,324
  388. New York University, New York – $37,362
  389. Providence College, Rhode Island – $37,476
  390. Villanova University, Pennsylvania – $38,229
  391. Loyola Marymount University, California – $38,244
  392. Sacred Heart University, Connecticut – $38,951
  393. Gonzaga University, Washington – $39,831
  394. Chapman University, California – $40,769

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