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2021 Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Michigan

8 Colleges
882 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,304 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in MichiganForeign Languages & Linguistics is the #17 most popular major in Michigan with 882 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 3.7% of all the foreign languages and linguistics bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Michigan ranking analyzed 8 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in foreign languages and linguistics. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on foreign languages and linguistics schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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The foreign languages and linguistics school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools.

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2021 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in Michigan

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for foreign languages and linguistics majors.

Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in Michigan

#1

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Calvin is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Grand Rapids. Calvin also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Michigan rankings.

At Calvin, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,672. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Calvin is $137,876. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Western Michigan University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at WMU, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Michigan ranking.

It takes the average student at WMU about 4.7 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,387. 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 WMU is $100,305. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Grand Valley State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Located in the suburb of Allendale, GVSU is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at GVSU, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Michigan ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at GVSU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,233. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from GVSU be around $105,245. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#4

Hope College

Holland, MI

Hope College comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Hope is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Holland. Hope not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Michigan list.

It takes the average student at Hope about 4.1 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,418. 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 Hope is $137,682. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. U of Michigan is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. U of Michigan also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Michigan rankings.

At U of Michigan, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $42,233. 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 U of Michigan is $175,689. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#6

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Central Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant. Central Michigan also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Michigan list, coming in at #8.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at Central Michigan to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,977. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan is about $116,393. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#7

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

Oakland University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Located in the suburb of Rochester Hills, Oakland is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Oakland, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Michigan ranking.

At Oakland, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and it costs about $27,642 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $128,812 to get a bachelor’s degree from Oakland. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#8

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan State University. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the city of East Lansing. Michigan State also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Michigan list, coming in at #4.

The average student at Michigan State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,866. 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 Michigan State is $161,473. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 830
Illinois 827
Indiana 699
Wisconsin 756

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 505
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 108
Germanic Languages 88
East Asian Languages 57
American Sign Language 42

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Majors Similar to Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 2,538
English Language & Literature 1,173
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 597
Philosophy & Religious Studies 296
Theology & Religious Vocations 170

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 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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