Foreign Languages & Linguistics

2021 Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Rocky Mountains Region

10 Colleges
1,174 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,047 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Rocky Mountains RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, foreign languages and linguistics was ranked #21 in the country. In fact 24,008 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,174 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking looked at 10 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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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2021 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

Top 10 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools

Brigham Young University - Provo earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo. In addition to being on our best value list, BYU has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at BYU is 5.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $12,239. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from BYU is about $64,132. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins. In addition to being on our best value list, Colorado State has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The average student at Colorado State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,008. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Colorado State is $141,155. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Northern Colorado earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Northern Colorado is a fairly large public school located in the city of Greeley. University of Northern Colorado did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

At University of Northern Colorado, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,905. 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 Northern Colorado is $116,054. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Colorado Boulder comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, CU - Boulder has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at CU - Boulder to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $39,951. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from CU - Boulder is about $175,385. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Utah State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. USU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Logan. USU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

At USU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,962. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from USU is $115,976. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Idaho. Idaho is a large public school located in the distant town of Moscow. Idaho not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

The average student at Idaho graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,080. This means that the average student pays around $131,151 to get a bachelor’s degree from Idaho. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Weber State University. Located in the city of Ogden, WSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

It takes the average student at WSU about 4.9 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,208. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from WSU is about $113,951. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Denver

Denver, CO

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Denver. U of Denver is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Denver. In addition to being on our best value list, U of Denver has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

At U of Denver, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $40,425. 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 Denver is $167,360. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Montana State University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Bozeman, MSU Bozeman is a public school with a large student population. MSU Bozeman also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #5.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at MSU Bozeman to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,926. This means that the average student pays around $157,756 to get a bachelor’s degree from MSU Bozeman. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Boise State University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Boise State is a very large public school located in the city of Boise.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Boise State is 4.7 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,767. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Boise State is $139,607. 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 by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 393
Idaho 119
Utah 555
Montana 71
Wyoming 36

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 565
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 329
East Asian Languages 98
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 52
American Sign Language 39

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Majors Similar to Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 3,476
English Language & Literature 1,872
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,533
Philosophy & Religious Studies 435
Theology & Religious Vocations 158

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 10 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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