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2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

There are about 15,870 students enrolled in Teaching English as a Second Language in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

5,724

Vs. National Avg.

-64%

popularity Rank

#133

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$28K

Vs. National Avg.

15%

cost Rank

#180

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$43K

Vs. National Avg.

8%

salary Rank

#165

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

5%

professors Rank

#192

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

3%

students Rank

#167

SUMMARY

A degree in Teaching English as a Second Language is not only a valuable choice, but ordinarily a requisite first step for pupils wishing to begin a career as an english tutor, an english as a second language teacher, or an interpreter and translator. Interestingly, teaching english as a second language is a very rare degree ranking as the 305th most popular major. Last year alone, there were 365 teaching english as a second language degrees conferred. In-state tuition for teaching english as a second language at private colleges is, on average, 2.6 times more costly than their public rivals.

With just 82 colleges having programs for teaching english as a second language you may have a more finite list of the institutions you can choose from. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other teaching english as a second language majors, consider looking at schools in Puerto Rico which have more students admitted to teaching english as a second language than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to get a degree in teaching english as a second language is in the Far West region with University of Hawaii at Manoa, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, and Eastern Washington University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to study teaching english as a second language is the East Coast Conference with CUNY Queens College, Molloy College, and Roberts Wesleyan College representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best school for teaching english as a second language is Ohio State University-Main Campus. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The objectively best school is not necessarily the 'best' school for you. There are many more facets to think about when deciding on college. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would affect one's feelings on which school to attend. Here at Authority, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which teaching english as a second language school has the top campus, the winner is Ohio State University-Main Campus. If you are primarily interested in which school has the top campus, then we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more to compare each major 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 college with the best student life for teaching english as a second language is Union University. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to find out more about our top choices. Many of our conclusions just might shock you.

If expense is a major factor in your decision on where to go to school, you might be cautious about Bethel University. Bethel University&nbspappears to be the most expensive university for teaching english as a second language, at least for out of state students. We do have a page for the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the expense at Bethel University&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you may care to know that teaching english as a second language is the 347th most expensive major in the nation, with an average bill of $19,700. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for teaching english as a second language in the country is Nebraska with tuition and fees at the primary college, Concordia University-Nebraska, of $32,890. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for teaching english as a second language is the Plains region which is best demonstrated with University of Northwestern-St Paul with a cost of $31,580, Concordia University-Nebraska with a cost of $32,890, and Bethel University with a cost of $38,300.

Our cheapest region for teaching english as a second language is the Southwest region which is represented by The University of Texas at San Antonio with a cost of $17,511. More optimistically, the most affordable school for teaching english as a second language is Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. Our entire list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $8,700 for a degree in teaching english as a second language. The cost swells intensely to an average of $20,400 for an out-of-state public-school undergrad. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the college constituting the best value for teaching english as a second language: Bethel University. Here you will see our comprehensive list on the colleges we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. Bear in mind, this list is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for teaching english as a second language majors can cover a wide range, but two years after completing the major students will regularly earn around $47,900. There can be much variation in earnings; top earners can rake in up to $73,700. Straight out of college, the lowest end opportunities within the teaching english as a second language field make $30,900, which could be worse. The highest earning grads for teaching english as a second language graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion&nbspand if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of teaching english as a second language is high, ranking in the 76th percentile of all majors. The college with the highest composite diversity for teaching english as a second language is Brigham Young University-Hawaii&nbspand here you can find our general list of the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Teaching English as a Second Language only ranks within the 52nd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 83rd percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share, 47%, of those studying teaching english as a second language. Additionally, 76% of undergraduates seeking a teaching english as a second language degree are women.

The median score of teaching english as a second language professors is 4 stars, a ranking that is surprisingly the median across all majors; this is a fine. If you are searching for the most popular teaching english as a second language instructor in the country, take a look at Salahuddin Mohammad Masum at Southwest Tennessee Community College. It may come as a surprise, but the top ranked professors of teaching english as a second language by student come from University of Toledo. If we including data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing comprehensively the best professors for teaching english as a second language is University of Hawaii at Manoa. One will find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for teaching english as a second language is Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have an extensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we hope you understand that approaching academics from context mainly built on superlatives could cause issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different colleges and read some of our background pages on useful details to consider as your school search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Stillwater, OK | www.okstate.edu/

67%

Acceptance

26,463

Students

#453

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

C

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC | www.mhu.edu/

67%

Acceptance

1,129

Students

#1508

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE | www.unl.edu/

78%

Acceptance

32,498

Students

#399

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

C

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Johnson University

Knoxville, TN | johnsonu.edu/

55%

Acceptance

1,316

Students

#1499

Ranking

$18K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Washington State University

Pullman, WA | wsu.edu/

80%

Acceptance

35,394

Students

#513

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA | www.umass.edu/

65%

Acceptance

35,781

Students

#218

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

American University

Washington, DC | www.american.edu/

39%

Acceptance

16,032

Students

#94

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ | https://www.arizona.edu/

85%

Acceptance

49,966

Students

#391

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Union University

Jackson, TN | www.uu.edu/

58%

Acceptance

3,665

Students

#414

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA | www.temple.edu/

71%

Acceptance

42,075

Students

#303

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA | www.liberty.edu/

50%

Acceptance

123,445

Students

#1035

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY | https://www.stonybrook.edu/

49%

Acceptance

34,115

Students

#158

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH | https://www.bw.edu/

70%

Acceptance

4,066

Students

#585

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

C

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, WA | www.ewu.edu/

79%

Acceptance

16,280

Students

#1391

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Concordia College at Moorhead

Moorhead, MN | https://www.concordiacollege.edu/

58%

Acceptance

2,090

Students

#344

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

C−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Northwest University

Kirkland, WA | www.northwestu.edu/

93%

Acceptance

1,424

Students

#1620

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

B

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA | www.uni.edu/

79%

Acceptance

12,137

Students

#738

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Teaching English as a Second Language

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI | www.wayne.edu/

69%

Acceptance

30,841

Students

#974

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

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