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2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

There are about 17,433 students enrolled in American Sign Language in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

2,718

Vs. National Avg.

-83%

popularity Rank

#210

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$13K

Vs. National Avg.

-45%

cost Rank

#383

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$33K

Vs. National Avg.

-16%

salary Rank

#388

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-3%

professors Rank

#298

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-3%

students Rank

#320

SUMMARY

A degree in American Sign Language is a valuable choice and ordinarily a mandatory first step for undergrads coveting to enter a career as an asl interpreter, an american sign language instructor, or a non-verbal special education teacher. Interestingly, american sign language is a ​unique major coming in at the 273rd most popular degree. Last academic year, there were 532 american sign language graduates. In-state tuition for american sign language at private institutions is, on average, 3 times more spendy than their public fellows.

With only 46 institutions offering american sign language you may have a more finite list of the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other american sign language majors, consider colleges in New York which have more students admitted to american sign language than any other state. More generally, the best region to pursue american sign language is in the Southeast region with Troy University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and University of North Florida best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to major in american sign language is the Sun Belt Conference with Troy University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Georgia State University representing the conference. Based on our comprehensive list of the best colleges, our choice for the best school for american sign language is Rochester Institute of Technology.

The 'best' school does not have to be the best school for every student. There might be many more angels to consider when selecting college. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would change one's thoughts on which school to attend. Here at Authority, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which american sign language college has the top college campus, the winner is Rochester Institute of Technology. If, for example, you are very interested in which university boasts the best campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more in order to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our pick for the university with the best student life for american sign language is Rochester Institute of Technology. Are you curious why? Keep reading to find out more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our picks just might shock you.

If price is a primary factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester Institute of Technology&nbspappears to be the most expensive college for american sign language, at least for out of state students. We do have a list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that could put the expense at Rochester Institute of Technology&nbspinto perspective. You could also want to know that american sign language is the 314th most expensive major in America, with an average expense of $22,400. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for american sign language in the nation is New York at Keuka College and Rochester Institute of Technology, the main colleges in the state, of $31,748 and $44,049. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the country for american sign language is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for american sign language is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Idaho State University with a cost of $22,224 and Utah Valley University with a cost of $15,872. On the bright side, the most affordable university for american sign language is Valdosta State University. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state learners can expect to pay about $9,300 for a degree in american sign language. The price swells by a lot to a median of $22,900 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our pick for the school with the best value for american sign language: Rochester Institute of Technology. Through this link you will find our comprehensive list for the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. With that said, this section is based on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for american sign language majors can vary, but two years after graduation students will typically make around $42,900. While there is much variation in earnings potential; top positions can rake in up to $65,100. Straight out of university, the lowest end jobs within the american sign language field make $28,000, which isn't that bad. The highest earning graduates for american sign language graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology&nbspand if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of american sign language is quite poor, falling within only the 13th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the most composite diversity for american sign language is Gallaudet University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the American Sign Language major is only within the 34th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 17th percentile. White collegians make up the largest proportion at 76% of scholars studying american sign language. Additionally, 84% of undergrads pursuing an american sign language degree are women.

The median score of american sign language professors is 4.3 stars, a ranking that is 8% higher than the average across every major; this is a pretty good ranking. If you are looking for the most popular american sign language instructor in the nation, look no further than Patricia Masterson from Sacramento City College. It may surprise you, but the highest ranked american sign language professors according to students are at Utah Valley University. As we consider data other than just rankings we find that the school with the overall best professors for american sign language is Gallaudet University. One can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for american sign language is Liberty University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a general page of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we hope you believe that looking at college from examples primarily informed by superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different colleges and read a few of our insightful background articles on beneficial details to look out for as your university search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY | https://www.rochester.edu/

35%

Acceptance

14,171

Students

#53

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

F

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, CA | www.sbcc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

20,624

Students

#2906

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Clemson University

Clemson, SC | www.clemson.edu/

62%

Acceptance

28,933

Students

#153

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA | www.temple.edu/

71%

Acceptance

42,075

Students

#303

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Northeastern University

Boston, MA | www.northeastern.edu/

20%

Acceptance

30,003

Students

#45

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

B

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY | www.louisville.edu/

65%

Acceptance

25,451

Students

#826

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

University of Houston

Houston, TX | www.uh.edu/

63%

Acceptance

51,217

Students

#330

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY | www.rit.edu/

74%

Acceptance

18,231

Students

#188

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA | www.liberty.edu/

50%

Acceptance

123,445

Students

#1035

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

B

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN | https://www.stkate.edu/

76%

Acceptance

5,295

Students

#947

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

F

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Mt San Antonio College

Walnut, CA | www.mtsac.edu/

0%

Acceptance

40,068

Students

#2791

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

F

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA | www.santarosa.edu/

0%

Acceptance

27,223

Students

#2508

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN | www.iupui.edu/

79%

Acceptance

33,900

Students

#1271

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

D

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, WI | www.ntc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

9,351

Students

#1928

Ranking

$5K

Tuition

F

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Fergus Falls, MN | www.minnesota.edu/

0%

Acceptance

7,517

Students

#2390

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

B

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL | https://www.unf.edu/

80%

Acceptance

20,515

Students

#808

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD | www.augie.edu/

71%

Acceptance

2,384

Students

#503

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

F

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA | www.cerritos.edu/

0%

Acceptance

29,631

Students

#3271

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Minot State University

Minot, ND | www.minotstateu.edu/

77%

Acceptance

3,697

Students

#1788

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

C−

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Boise State University

Boise, ID | https://www.boisestate.edu/

77%

Acceptance

33,158

Students

#1578

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

F

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Ohlone College

Fremont, CA | www.ohlone.edu/

0%

Acceptance

14,172

Students

#3083

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

F

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS | www.jccc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

27,843

Students

#2509

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

F

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

Blue Ridge Community College

Weyers Cave, VA | https://www.brcc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

5,357

Students

#2767

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for American Sign Language

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Manchester, NH | manchester.unh.edu/

85%

Acceptance

1,592

Students

#643

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

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