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2021 Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Far Western US Region

31 Colleges
4,464 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,754 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Far Western US RegionForeign Languages & Linguistics is the #21 most popular major in the country with 24,008 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 4,464 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Far Western US Region ranking looked at 31 colleges that offer a bachelor's in foreign languages and linguistics. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those foreign languages and linguistics schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in the Far Western US Region

Check out the foreign languages and linguistics programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Long Beach. Cal State Long Beach is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Long Beach.

At Cal State Long Beach, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 5.0 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,708. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Cal State Long Beach is $122,552. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Seattle Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the city of Seattle. UW Seattle also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Far Western US Region list, coming in at #1.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at UW Seattle to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,058. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW Seattle is about $152,886. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Western Washington University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Located in the city of Bellingham, WWU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

At WWU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,912. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from WWU is about $130,104. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Portland

Portland, OR

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Portland. University of Portland is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Portland. University of Portland not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Far Western US Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University of Portland is 4.1 years, and it costs about $39,928 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Portland is $163,306. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Santa Barbara. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public school with a fairly large student population. UCSB also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Far Western US Region list, coming in at #2.

The average student at UCSB graduates in less than 4.2 years, and it costs about $39,883 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCSB is about $167,110. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of California - Los Angeles comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UCLA, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Far Western US Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UCLA is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $39,402. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UCLA is $164,306. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of California - Santa Cruz comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. UC Santa Cruz is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Santa Cruz. UC Santa Cruz did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Far Western US Region list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UC Santa Cruz to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $40,185. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz is about $176,010. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#8

Whittier College

Whittier, CA

Whittier College earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Whittier is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Whittier.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Whittier is 4.1 years, and it costs about $35,466 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Whittier is about $145,056. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

Our rankings recognize University of Oregon as the #9 school in this year's rankings. UO is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Eugene. In addition to being on our best value list, UO has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Far Western US Region ranking.

The average student at UO graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $40,486. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UO be around $174,495. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of California - Davis comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, UC Davis has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Far Western US Region ranking.

The average student at UC Davis graduates in less than 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $39,717. This means that the average student pays around $171,975 to get a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges by State

Explore the best foreign languages and linguistics colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 2,979
Washington 637
Hawaii 150
Oregon 586
Alaska 26
Nevada 86

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 2,210
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1,244
East Asian Languages 554
Germanic Languages 156
Classical Languages & Literature 111

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 15,847
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7,614
English Language & Literature 5,939
Philosophy & Religious Studies 2,014
Theology & Religious Vocations 810

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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 John Stephen Dwyer.

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