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2021 Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Tennessee

4 Colleges
474 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,397 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in TennesseeIn 2018-2019, 474 bachelor's degrees were awarded to foreign languages and linguistics students who went to a Tennessee college or university. This makes it the #21 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.0% of all the foreign languages and linguistics bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Tennessee ranking, we looked at 4 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 Tennessee

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

Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in Tennessee

#1

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

University of Memphis comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. U of Memphis is a fairly large public school located in the city of Memphis. U of Memphis did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Tennessee list.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at U of Memphis to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,599. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of Memphis be around $101,083. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#2

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Vanderbilt is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Nashville. Vanderbilt did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Tennessee list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Vanderbilt is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,704. This means that the average student pays around $128,401 to get a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UT Chattanooga is a large public school located in the city of Chattanooga. UT Chattanooga did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Tennessee list.

At UT Chattanooga, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,949. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UT Chattanooga is $126,329. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize Middle Tennessee State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Middle Tennessee State University is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Murfreesboro. Middle Tennessee State University also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Tennessee rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Middle Tennessee State University is 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,337. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University is $130,917. 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 Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 97
Florida 652
Virginia 738
Georgia 639
West Virginia 53
North Carolina 860
South Carolina 342
Alabama 263
Louisiana 141
Kentucky 315
Arkansas 182

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 245
Romance Languages 171
Classical Languages & Literature 24
Germanic Languages 20
American Sign Language 8

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Majors Similar to Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 2,175
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,084
English Language & Literature 759
Theology & Religious Vocations 586
Philosophy & Religious Studies 207

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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