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2022 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

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2,228

Graduates Per Year

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$54K

Average Salary

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#143

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

2,228

64% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

206

7% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

142

Public Policy Analysis

2,308

143

Foreign Languages and Literatures

2,228

144

Middle School Education and Teaching

2,184

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$25,286

21% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

286

Air Transportation

$25,300

287

Foreign Languages and Literatures

$25,286

288

Pre-Law Studies

$25,270

Salary

Low Salary

$27,131

30% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

337

Linguistics

$27,131

338

Foreign Languages and Literatures

$27,131

339

Religious Music

$26,947

Professors

Good

4.2/5

5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

87

Native American Studies

88

Foreign Languages and Literatures

89

Music

Students

Average Diversity

3.8/5

4.7% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

185

Social Work

186

Foreign Languages and Literatures

187

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SUMMARY

A degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures is not only a valuable choice, but generally an essential first step for students wanting to pursue a career as a language specialist, a foreign language pathologist, or a computational linguist. Interestingly, foreign languages and literatures is a very rare degree coming in at the 143rd most popular area of study. In the last year, there were 2,228 foreign languages and literatures diplomas received. In-state tuition for foreign languages and literatures at private universities is, on average, 4.5 times more spendy than their public counterparts.

There are 206 colleges which offer foreign languages and literatures. This number of universities is on par with other degrees offered in the United States. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other foreign languages and literatures students, consider schools in Virginia which have more undergraduates admitted to foreign languages and literatures than any other state. More generally, the best region to get a degree in foreign languages and literatures is in the Southeast region with North Carolina State University at Raleigh, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to major in foreign languages and literatures is the Atlantic Coast Conference with North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Clemson University, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University representing the conference. That being said, our choice for the best university for foreign languages and literatures is Duke University. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively best school might not actually be the 'best' school for every student. There can be many more angels to consider when selecting ​university. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely change your feelings of where to go to university. At authority.org, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which foreign languages and literatures university is home to the best campus, the answer is New York University. If you are very interested in which school is home to the finest campus, then we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the schools with the best student life here and, from that list, our pick for the school with the best student life for foreign languages and literatures is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to discover more about Authority's top recommendations. Many of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If price is a major deciding factor in your choice of where you attend school, you might consider avoiding Kenyon College. Kenyon College is our most expensive school for foreign languages and literatures, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We have a list of the most expensive colleges that might put the price tag of Kenyon College into perspective. Additionally, you could want to know that foreign languages and literatures is the 287th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average associated cost of $25,300. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for foreign languages and literatures in the nation is Ohio with costs at the main school, Kenyon College, of $56,340. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the U.S. for foreign languages and literatures is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for foreign languages and literatures is the Great Lakes region which is represented by Eastern Illinois University with a cost of $11,045, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a cost of $8,345, and Western Illinois University with a cost of $8,627. On the bright side, the most affordable school for foreign languages and literatures is Citadel Military College of South Carolina. Our full list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay around $10,100 for a degree in foreign languages and literatures. The cost increases substantially to an average of $24,000 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the college with the best value for foreign languages and literatures: Duke University. Through this link you will find our comprehensive list for the universities we see as being the best value overall. Do know, this section is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for foreign languages and literatures students vary widely, but within two-years of finishing the degree students will often make around $53,600. There can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can bring in up to $98,300. Straight out of university, the minimum earning jobs within the foreign languages and literatures field earn $29,500, which is an alright wage. The top earning grads from foreign languages and literatures graduated from Duke University and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of foreign languages and literatures ranks decent, falling within the 53rd percentile of majors nationally. The college with the highest composite diversity for foreign languages and literatures is New York University and here you can find our comprehensive list of the universities which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Foreign Languages and Literatures only is in the 87th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 58th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share at 57% of students majoring in foreign languages and literatures. Additionally, 71% of students seeking a foreign languages and literatures degree are women.

The median ranking of foreign languages and literatures professors is 4.2 stars, a ranking which is 5% higher than the average across every major; this is a good ranking. If you are looking for the most popular foreign languages and literatures instructor in the nation, consider looking up Connie Kihyet at Saddleback College. It might be surprising, but the best rated instructors of foreign languages and literatures according to students are at Boston University. If we including data other than simply rankings we find that the university possessing the overall best instructors for foreign languages and literatures is Duke University. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the top examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for foreign languages and literatures is Duke University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a comprehensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we do hope you believe that considering the higher education world with a perspective only built on superlatives might create issues. We at Authority hope you explore our other pages on different topics and peruse some of our background pages on useful details to consider as your university search develops.

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

#1 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a very large public university located in Blacksburg, VA ranked 136th in the nation. It has a total of 28,939 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting roughly 7 out of every 10 applicants. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Management Science programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,420 for in-state students and $29,960 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 80.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take in more or less $62,500 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Blacksburg, VA

WWW.VT.EDU

A

Rating

70%

Acceptance

36,882

Students

#136

Ranking

$29,960

Tuition

Duke University

#2 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

Duke University is a large private university located in Durham, NC ranked 6th in America. It has a total of 7,338 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.6% acceptance rate. Duke University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Public Policy Analysis, Computer Engineering, and Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,880 per year, Duke University is very expensive. 94.41% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $84,400 per year, which is 103% above the national median.

Durham, NC

WWW.DUKE.EDU

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

18,159

Students

#6

Ranking

$55,880

Tuition

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#3 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a very large public university located in Raleigh, NC ranked 134th in the nation. It has a total of 28,147 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.13% of applicants. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 294 different majors and is best known for its Animal Sciences, Forestry, and Botany programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,535 for students from North Carolina and $26,654 for those from out-of-state, North Carolina State University at Raleigh is somewhat moderately high-priced. 73.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $52,500 per year, which is 26% over the national median.

Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

#134

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

University of Missouri-Columbia

#4 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

University of Missouri-Columbia is a very large public university located in Columbia, MO ranked 12th in Missouri. It has a total of 24,572 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.73% acceptance rate. University of Missouri-Columbia offers 296 different majors and is best known for its Journalism, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Agricultural Mechanization programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,120 for in-state students and $26,991 for those from out-of-state, University of Missouri-Columbia is reasonably high-priced. 59.86% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $48,300 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Columbia, MO

https://missouri.edu/

B

Rating

81%

Acceptance

33,333

Students

#482

Ranking

$26,991

Tuition

New York University

#5 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

New York University is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 25th in America. It has a total of 29,902 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.2% of applicants. New York University offers 564 different majors and is best known for its Drama, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Management Information Systems programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $50,684 per year, New York University is exceptionally expensive. 73.93% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $61,900 per year, which is 49% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.nyu.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

58,091

Students

#25

Ranking

$50,684

Tuition

New College of Florida

#6 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

New College of Florida is a very small public liberal arts college located in Sarasota, FL ranked 27th in Florida. It has a total of 836 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.08% of applicants. New College of Florida offers 6 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Physical Sciences and Foreign Languages and Literatures programs, which are respectively ranked 1st and 6th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $5,227 for students from Florida and $27,159 for those from out-of-state, New College of Florida is reasonably high-priced. 54.97% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working.

Sarasota, FL

www.ncf.edu

C+

Rating

73%

Acceptance

865

Students

#708

Ranking

$27,159

Tuition

Virginia Military Institute

#7 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

Virginia Military Institute is a small public liberal arts college located in Lexington, VA ranked 219th in the US. It has a total of 1,738 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 59.54% of applicants. Virginia Military Institute offers 14 different majors and is best known for its Foreign Languages and Literatures, Civil Engineering, and International Relations and Affairs programs (nationally ranked 7th, 19th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,284 for in-state students and $36,128 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Military Institute is somewhat moderately expensive. 70.7% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in roughly $65,700 per year, which is 58% greater than the national median.

Lexington, VA

www.vmi.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

1,738

Students

#219

Ranking

$36,128

Tuition

Kenyon College

#8 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

Kenyon College is a small private liberal arts college located in Gambier, OH ranked 102nd in America. It has a total of 1,831 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just north of one in three applicants. Kenyon College offers 31 different majors and is best known for its Foreign Languages and Literatures, Molecular Biology, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs (nationally ranked 8th, 12th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,430 per year, Kenyon College is extremely expensive. 89.57% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make close to $48,700 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

Gambier, OH

https://www.kenyon.edu/

A

Rating

34%

Acceptance

1,831

Students

#102

Ranking

$56,430

Tuition

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

#9 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is a very large public university located in Knoxville, TN ranked 4th in Tennessee. It has a total of 24,447 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.85% of applicants. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers 312 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Business Statistics, and Soil Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,332 for in-state students and $29,522 for those from out-of-state, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is somewhat moderately pricey. 62.8% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in around $45,100 per year, which is 9% over the national median.

Knoxville, TN

www.utk.edu

B+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

31,477

Students

#368

Ranking

$29,522

Tuition

James Madison University

#10 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

James Madison University is a very large public college located in Harrisonburg, VA ranked 281st in the nation. It has a total of 21,829 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.75% of applicants. James Madison University offers 92 different majors and is best known for its Community Health Services, Speech-Language Pathology, and Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,250 for students from Virginia and $23,564 for those from out-of-state, James Madison University is reasonably pricey. 78.51% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $56,600 per year, which is 36% over the national median.

Harrisonburg, VA

www.jmu.edu/

A-

Rating

77%

Acceptance

24,152

Students

#281

Ranking

$23,564

Tuition

West Virginia University

#11 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

West Virginia University is a very large public university located in Morgantown, WV ranked 1st in West Virginia. It has a total of 22,522 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.28% of applicants. West Virginia University offers 213 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management, and Forestry programs (nationally ranked 8th, 9th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,976 for students from West Virginia and $25,320 for those from out-of-state, West Virginia University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 48.57% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn near $45,800 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Morgantown, WV

www.wvu.edu

C+

Rating

84%

Acceptance

29,323

Students

#789

Ranking

$25,320

Tuition

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

#12 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a very large public university located in Fort Collins, CO ranked 6th in Colorado. It has a total of 28,398 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of four out of five applicants. Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, and Construction Engineering Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,426 for in-state students and $28,147 for those from out-of-state, Colorado State University-Fort Collins is reasonably costly. 61.27% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Fort Collins, CO

colostate.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

37,356

Students

#395

Ranking

$28,147

Tuition

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

#13 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 49th in the US. It has a total of 17,400 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 20.58% of applicants. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus offers 127 different majors and is best known for its Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,258 for in-state students and $31,370 for those from out-of-state, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 78.03% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in approximately $79,100 per year, which is 90% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.gatech.edu

A+

Rating

21%

Acceptance

38,951

Students

#49

Ranking

$31,370

Tuition

University of Florida

#14 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

#15 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

Citadel Military College of South Carolina is a small public institution located in Charleston, SC ranked 6th in South Carolina. It has a total of 3,233 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.73% acceptance rate. Citadel Military College of South Carolina offers 84 different majors and is best known for its Military Technologies and Foreign Languages and Literatures programs, which are respectively ranked 8th and 15th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $75 per year, Citadel Military College of South Carolina is quite affordable. 69.45% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take in approximately $56,800 per year, which is 37% over the national median.

Charleston, SC

www.citadel.edu

B+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

4,458

Students

#377

Ranking

$75

Tuition

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#16 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in Chapel Hill, NC ranked 64th in the nation. It has a total of 19,957 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.63% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Environmental Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,019 for students from North Carolina and $34,198 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is somewhat moderately costly. 84.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $55,600 per year, which is 34% above the national median.

Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

#64

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition

Clemson University

#17 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

Clemson University is a very large public university located in Clemson, SC ranked 149th in the US. It has a total of 21,504 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.26% of applicants. Clemson University offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Science Teacher Education, Food Science, and Agricultural Production Operations programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,118 for in-state students and $37,110 for those from out-of-state, Clemson University is rather high-priced. 75.17% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $52,400 per year, which is 26% greater than the national median.

Clemson, SC

www.clemson.edu

A

Rating

51%

Acceptance

28,310

Students

#149

Ranking

$37,110

Tuition

George Mason University

#18 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

George Mason University is a very large public university located in Fairfax, VA ranked 285th in the nation. It has a total of 34,722 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 86.74% of applicants. George Mason University offers 272 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Health Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,060 for in-state students and $32,520 for those from out-of-state, George Mason University is reasonably expensive. 72.25% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $59,900 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Fairfax, VA

https://www2.gmu.edu/

A-

Rating

87%

Acceptance

48,678

Students

#285

Ranking

$32,520

Tuition

University of South Florida-Main Campus

#19 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

University of South Florida-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Tampa, FL ranked 216th in the United States. It has a total of 37,780 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.63% of applicants. University of South Florida-Main Campus offers 238 different majors and is best known for its Audiology, Social Science Teacher Education, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,559 for students from Florida and $15,473 for those from out-of-state, University of South Florida-Main Campus is moderately priced. 65.22% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in close to $43,500 per year, which is 5% over the national median.

Tampa, FL

www.usf.edu

A

Rating

48%

Acceptance

51,808

Students

#216

Ranking

$15,473

Tuition

University of Mary Washington

#20 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

University of Mary Washington is a small public institution located in Fredericksburg, VA ranked 12th in Virginia. It has a total of 4,752 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.73% of applicants. University of Mary Washington offers 34 different majors and is best known for its Geography and Cartography, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Visual and Performing Arts programs (nationally ranked 12th, 20th, and 45th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,678 for in-state students and $25,104 for those from out-of-state, University of Mary Washington is reasonably pricey. 68.62% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home roughly $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Fredericksburg, VA

www.umw.edu

B

Rating

75%

Acceptance

5,171

Students

#470

Ranking

$25,104

Tuition

Mississippi State University

#21 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

Mississippi State University is a very large public university located in Mississippi State, MS ranked 3rd in Mississippi. It has a total of 19,952 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.86% of applicants. Mississippi State University offers 174 different majors and is best known for its Business Teacher Education, Veterinary Technology, and Agricultural Production Operations programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,800 for in-state students and $23,840 for those from out-of-state, Mississippi State University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 51.18% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn about $40,200 per year, which is 3% below the national median.

Mississippi State, MS

https://www.msstate.edu

B

Rating

54%

Acceptance

24,251

Students

#475

Ranking

$23,840

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#22 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

#23 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

University of Maryland-Baltimore County is a large public university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 8th in Maryland. It has a total of 12,758 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting virtually 3/5 of applicants. University of Maryland-Baltimore County offers 168 different majors and is best known for its Information Science, Emergency Medical Technology, and Music Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,704 for in-state students and $24,338 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-Baltimore County is somewhat moderately high-priced. 55.15% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home around $55,000 per year, which is 32% above the national median.

Baltimore, MD

umbc.edu

B+

Rating

61%

Acceptance

15,726

Students

#331

Ranking

$24,338

Tuition

Texas Tech University

#24 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

Texas Tech University is a very large public university located in Lubbock, TX ranked 18th in Texas. It has a total of 33,618 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 7/10ths of applicants. Texas Tech University offers 215 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural Public Services, Human Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,744 for students from Texas and $16,704 for those from out-of-state, Texas Tech University is moderately priced. 58.48% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Lubbock, TX

www.ttu.edu

B

Rating

69%

Acceptance

41,153

Students

#431

Ranking

$16,704

Tuition

St. Mary's College of Maryland

#25 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages and Literatures

St. Mary's College of Maryland is a small public liberal arts college located in St. Mary's City, MD ranked 15th in Maryland. It has a total of 1,675 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.27% of applicants. St. Mary's College of Maryland offers 28 different majors and is best known for its Foreign Languages and Literatures and Public Policy Analysis programs, which are respectively ranked 25th and 28th in the US. With an annual tuition of $12,116 for students from Maryland and $28,192 for those from out-of-state, St. Mary's College of Maryland is reasonably costly. 70.15% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate around $52,200 per year, which is 26% above the national median.

St. Mary's City, MD

www.smcm.edu

B-

Rating

84%

Acceptance

1,705

Students

#552

Ranking

$28,192

Tuition