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2022 Best Language Translation Schools

16 Colleges in the United States
874 Language Translation Degrees Awarded
Language Translation isn't the most popular major in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #673 in popularity out of 1383 majors in the country. As such, the degree program isn't offered at every college in the United States, but there are schools that do have a program in the field that are top-notch when it comes to quality.

College Factual looked at 16 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Language Translation Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 874 degrees in language translation during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Language Translation School

Best Language Translation Schools Your choice of language translation school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall Language Translation School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Language Translation Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Language Translation Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Language Translation in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the language translation degree levels they offer.

10 Top Schools in Language Translation

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
56 Language Translation Degrees Awarded

It's difficult to beat Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey if you wish to pursue a degree in language translation. Middlebury Institute is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Monterey. A Best Schools rank of #80 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Middlebury Institute is a great school overall.

There were approximately 56 language translation students who graduated with this degree at Middlebury Institute in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

New York University

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY

It is hard to beat New York University if you wish to pursue a degree in language translation. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #53 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 6 language translation students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NC

Wake Forest University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in language translation. Wake Forest University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Winston-Salem. A Best Schools rank of #56 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Wake Forest University is a great university overall.

There were approximately 11 language translation students who graduated with this degree at Wake Forest University in the most recent data year.

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#4

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY

Any student who is interested in language translation has to look into University of Rochester. Located in the midsize city of Rochester, University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #83 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means University of Rochester is a great university overall.

There were roughly 3 language translation students who graduated with this degree at University of Rochester in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in language translation from University of Rochester

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In UT

BYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Provo. A Best Schools rank of #192 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means BYU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 15 language translation students who graduated with this degree at BYU in the most recent data year.

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#6

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NY

Located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #188 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Binghamton University is a great university overall.

There were about 15 language translation students who graduated with this degree at Binghamton University in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in language translation from Binghamton University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IL

Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #68 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

There were about 12 language translation students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IA

Iowa is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Iowa City. A Best Schools rank of #226 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Iowa is a great university overall.

There were about 15 language translation students who graduated with this degree at Iowa in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in language translation from University of Iowa

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI

Located in the city of Milwaukee, UWM is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 19th out of 52 schools for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were approximately 4 language translation students who graduated with this degree at UWM in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in language translation from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX
59 Language Translation Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Arlington, UT Arlington is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 19th out of 136 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were roughly 59 language translation students who graduated with this degree at UT Arlington in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in language translation from The University of Texas at Arlington

Language Translation 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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Language Translation is one of 5 different types of Linguistics & Comparative Literature programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics 3,129
Modern Languages 3,075
Comparative Literature 1,093
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 351
Applied Linguistics 163

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Pandit Rahul Sanskrutayan, Banshidhar Mohanty.

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