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2023 Linguistics Popularity

There are about 6,145 students enrolled in Linguistics in the USA.

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Linguistics is the 140th most popular degree in America, with 2,372 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #141 Talmudic Studies, and narrowly lost to #139 Agriculture.

The degree is offered at a total of 148 colleges across the nation, and is the 122nd most widely offered degree. Given that linguistics is offered at 47% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America, you can be sure this is a critical degree and the skillsets acquired are likely to last for a long time.

It is also worth noting that 66% of colleges offering linguistics are public making it a quite accessible field.

The far west produces the most linguistics graduates, largely led by University of California-Berkeley, while it’s the Pacific-12 Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from University of California-Berkeley and University of California-Los Angeles.

All that being said, no individual school produces more linguistics graduates than Arizona State University-Tempe, which graduated 77 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study linguistics). More students studied linguistics as a percentage of total students at Gordon College than any other college.

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