2022 Best Colleges for Japanese Studies

48

Graduates Per Year

$47K

Average Salary

#389

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Very Unpopular

48

99% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

18

91% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

388

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

49

389

Japanese Studies

48

390

Latin Language and Literature

46

Cost

Expensive

$43,803

37% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

68

Financial Mathematics

$43,967

69

Japanese Studies

$43,803

70

Music History, Literature, and Theory

$43,720

Salary

Low Salary

$31,970

17% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

258

Asian Studies

$31,970

259

Japanese Studies

$31,970

260

Latin American Studies

$31,970

Picture of the author

TOP

25

Professors

Very Good

4.5/5

12.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

16

German Studies

17

Japanese Studies

18

Industrial Production Technologies

Students

Diverse

4/5

8.79% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

142

Respiratory Care Therapy

143

Japanese Studies

144

Nutrition Sciences

SUMMARY

Majoring in Japanese Studies is a valuable choice and often a mandatory first step for undergraduates intending to enter a career as a japanese teacher, a japanese interpreter, or a japanese translator. Interestingly, japanese studies is an uncommon major coming in at the 389th most popular area of study. Last year, there were 48 japanese studies graduates. In-state tuition for japanese studies at private universities is, on average, 4.5 times more spendy than their public counterparts.

With only 18 colleges having programs for japanese studies there could be limited options as to the institutions you can choose from. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other japanese studies undergraduates, look at schools in Hawaii which have more undergrads admitted to japanese studies than any other state. less precisely, the best region to study japanese studies is in the Far West region with University of California-San Diego, University of Hawaii at Hilo, and Willamette University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to major in japanese studies is the Pacific West Conference with University of Hawaii at Hilo representing the conference. Based on our extensive list of the best colleges, our belief is that the best school for japanese studies is University of California-San Diego.

The 'best' school might not actually be the 'best' school for every student. There might be tons more perspectives to consider when choosing school. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might change your decision of which college to attend. At authority.org, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which japanese studies school is home to the best campus, the answer is University of California-San Diego. If you are mostly interested in which school has the best campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more in order to evaluate all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can find 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 japanese studies is University of California-San Diego. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to find out more about Authority's top selections. Some of our picks will probably surprise you.

If expense is a major deciding factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Willamette University. Willamette University appears to be our most expensive university for japanese studies, at least regarding out of state attendance. We do have a page for the most expensive schools that could put the price tag of Willamette University into perspective. You may also care to know that japanese studies is the 69th most expensive program in the nation, with an average expense of $43,800. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for japanese studies nationally is Oregon demonstrated with a cost of $51,750 at Willamette University. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for japanese studies is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for japanese studies is the Far West region which is represented by University of California-San Diego with a cost of $41,196, University of Hawaii at Hilo with a cost of $20,304, and Willamette University with a cost of $51,750. In better news, the most affordable college for japanese studies is University of Hawaii at Hilo. Our comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $11,100 for a degree in japanese studies. The cost grows intensely to a median of $32,500 for the out-of-state public-school undergrad. On that note, our pick for the school representing the best value for japanese studies: University of California-San Diego. Here you will find our comprehensive list of the colleges we believe to be the best value overall. Bear in mind, this idea is based on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for japanese studies students can vary, but two-years after graduation graduates will typically earn in the neighborhood of $47,100. There can be a lot of variation in salary; top positions can rake in up to $80,900. Straight out of college, the lowest end positions within the japanese studies space earn $26,900, which is an alright wage. The top earning graduates from japanese studies graduated from University of California-San Diego and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of japanese studies is decent, ranking within the 64th percentile of all programs. The school with the highest composite diversity for japanese studies is University of Hawaii at Hilo and here you can find our general list for the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Japanese Studies only ranks within the 9th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 69th percentile. Latino students make up 0% of students majoring in japanese studies. Additionally, 80% of students seeking a japanese studies major are women.

The median rating for japanese studies professors is 4.5 stars, a ranking which is 13% higher than the average for every major; this is a pretty good ranking. If you want the most popular japanese studies professor in the nation, take a look at Ikuko Tomita from Foothill College. This might surprise you, but the best rated japanese studies professors by student are found at University of Hawaii at Manoa. If we incorporate data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the school with the overall best professors for japanese studies is University of California-San Diego. One can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest examples of instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for japanese studies is University of California-San Diego. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a general list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you believe that considering the higher education world from examples mainly formed from superlatives can create issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different topics and read a couple of Authority's background pages on beneficial details to think about as your school search develops.

Japanese Studies College Rankings

Refine Your Search

YEARS

TYPE

ONLINE/CAMPUS

CAMPUS SETTING

STUDENT BODY

SELECTIVITY

COST

$0 -

$60000

MAJOR

ADMISSIONS

LOCATION

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION

Earlham College

#1 Best Colleges for Japanese Studies

Earlham College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Richmond, IN ranked 294th in the US. It has a total of 1,086 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.43% of applicants. Earlham College offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Japanese Studies, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Biochemistry programs (nationally ranked 1st, 6th, and 47th respectively). With an annual tuition of $46,410 per year, Earlham College is very high-priced. 68.83% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn about $35,000 per year, which is 16% less than the national median.

Richmond, IN

www.earlham.edu

A-

Rating

63%

Acceptance

1,152

Students

#294

Ranking

$46,410

Tuition

University of California-San Diego

#2 Best Colleges for Japanese Studies

University of California-San Diego is a very large public university located in La Jolla, CA ranked 66th in America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.48% acceptance rate. University of California-San Diego offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies, and Cognitive Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-San Diego is quite pricey. 78.44% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

La Jolla, CA

www.ucsd.edu

A+

Rating

31%

Acceptance

39,811

Students

#66

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Willamette University

#3 Best Colleges for Japanese Studies

Willamette University is a small private liberal arts college located in Salem, OR ranked 7th in Oregon. It has a total of 1,956 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a touch above 7/9 of applicants. Willamette University offers 50 different majors and is best known for its Japanese Studies program, which is ranked 3rd in America. With an annual tuition of $51,750 per year, Willamette University is very expensive. 68.34% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make approximately $51,100 per year, which is 23% above the national median.

Salem, OR

www.willamette.edu

B+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

2,614

Students

#363

Ranking

$51,750

Tuition

University of Hawaii at Hilo

#4 Best Colleges for Japanese Studies

University of Hawaii at Hilo is a small public liberal arts college located in Hilo, HI ranked 3rd in Hawaii. It has a total of 3,327 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.62% of applicants. University of Hawaii at Hilo offers 46 different majors and is best known for its Japanese Studies, Native American Studies, and Astronomy programs (nationally ranked 4th, 11th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,344 for students from Hawaii and $20,304 for those from out-of-state, University of Hawaii at Hilo is reasonably priced. 43.79% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $37,900 per year, which is 9% less than the national median.

Hilo, HI

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/

C+

Rating

52%

Acceptance

3,983

Students

#876

Ranking

$20,304

Tuition