American Sign Language

2022 Best American Sign Language Schools

40 Colleges in the United States
1,666 ASL Degrees Awarded
$30,270 Avg Early-Career Salary
American Sign Language is about average in terms of popularity for degree programs. That is, it ranks #197 out of the 368 majors across the country that we analyze each year. So, you may have to do some digging around to find quality schools that offer the degree program. This list can help with that.

College Factual looked at 40 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best American Sign Language Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 1,666 degrees in American Sign Language to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great American Sign Language School

Best American Sign Language Schools The ASL program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for American Sign Language rankings. For our Best Overall American Sign Language School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your American Sign Language Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best American Sign Language Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for American Sign Language in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the ASL degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Schools in ASL

#1

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SD

Augustana University is a wonderful decision for students interested in a degree in American Sign Language. Augustana Sioux Falls is a small private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Sioux Falls. A Best Schools rank of #165 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Augustana Sioux Falls is a great university overall.

There were approximately 14 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at Augustana Sioux Falls in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MI

Lansing Community College is a great choice for students interested in a degree in American Sign Language. Located in the city of Lansing, LCC is a public college with a large student population. This college ranks 33rd out of 67 schools for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were roughly 26 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at LCC in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
32 ASL Degrees Awarded

Rochester Institute of Technology is a wonderful option for students pursuing a degree in American Sign Language. Located in the suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #250 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means RIT is a great school overall.

There were about 32 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at RIT in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduation, ASL degree recipients generally earn an average of $30,200 in the first five years of their career.

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#4

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In NY

University of Rochester is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in American Sign Language. University of Rochester is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Rochester. A Best Schools rank of #83 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means University of Rochester is a great university overall.

There were approximately 8 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at University of Rochester in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN

St. Kate's is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Saint Paul. A Best Schools rank of #465 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means St. Kate's is a great university overall.

There were about 20 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at St. Kate's in the most recent data year. After graduation, ASL degree recipients typically earn around $28,600 at the beginning of their careers.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
42 ASL Degrees Awarded

William Woods is a small private not-for-profit university located in the town of Fulton. A Best Schools rank of #947 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means William Woods is a great university overall.

There were approximately 42 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at William Woods in the most recent data year. After graduation, ASL degree recipients usually make around $30,600 at the beginning of their careers.

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#7

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX

Located in the city of Beaumont, Lamar University is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 65th out of 136 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 22 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at Lamar University in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, MO
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MO

Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, Saint Louis Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #772 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Saint Louis Community College is a great college overall.

There were roughly 12 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at Saint Louis Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In FL
44 ASL Degrees Awarded

UNF is a fairly large public university located in the city of Jacksonville. A Best Schools rank of #958 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UNF is a great university overall.

There were about 44 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at UNF in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In OK

Located in the city of Oklahoma City, OSU-OKC is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 10th out of 36 colleges for overall quality in the state of Oklahoma.

There were roughly 13 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at OSU-OKC in the most recent year we have data available.

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American Sign Language by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 17 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, American Sign Language has other similar majors worth exploring.

ASL Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Sign Language Interpretation & Translation 1,142
American Sign Language (ASL) 509
Linguistics of ASL & Other Sign Languages 12
Other American Sign Language 3

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 15,122
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 7,812
East Asian Languages 1,986
Classical Languages & Literature 1,426
Germanic Languages 1,321
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 583
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 522
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 329
Second Language Learning 23
Native American Languages 22

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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