Foreign Languages & Linguistics

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

17 Colleges
1,961 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,037 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest 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, 1,961 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 17 colleges that offer a bachelor's in foreign languages and linguistics. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those foreign languages and linguistics schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in the Southwest Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for the Money.

Top 10 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools

#1

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. U of H is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Houston. U of H also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #6.

The average student at U of H graduates in less than 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $25,217. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of H be around $116,503. 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 The University of Texas at Austin as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin. UT Austin also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #1.

The average student at UT Austin graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $36,312 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UT Austin be around $156,142. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#3

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas Tech is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Lubbock. Texas Tech not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region list.

It takes the average student at Texas Tech about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,296. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Texas Tech is $105,298. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#4

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arizona. Located in the large city of Tucson, Arizona is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Arizona has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Arizona is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,634. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Arizona be around $158,625. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arizona State University - Tempe. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe. As a testament to the quality of education offered at ASU - Tempe, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at ASU - Tempe is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $32,198. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the ASU - Tempe is $138,451. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Texas as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Denton, UNT is a public school with a very large student population.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UNT to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,179. 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 UNT is $109,773. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of New Mexico - Main Campus. UNM is a very large public school located in the city of Albuquerque. UNM not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region list.

It takes the average student at UNM about 4.7 years to graduate, and it costs about $29,527 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $138,777 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNM. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Northern Arizona University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Located in the small city of Flagstaff, NAU is a public college with a very large student population.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at NAU to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,230. This means that the average student pays around $101,050 to get a bachelor’s degree from NAU. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. UT Rio Grande Valley is a fairly large public school located in the city of Edinburg.

It takes the average student at UT Rio Grande Valley about 4.7 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,010. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UT Rio Grande Valley is $94,247. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#10

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas State University. Located in the small city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average student at Texas State graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,274. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas State is about $111,418. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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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 Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 386
Texas 1,211
Oklahoma 155
New Mexico 209

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 1,146
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 457
East Asian Languages 95
Classical Languages & Literature 69
Germanic Languages 59

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 7,583
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 6,349
English Language & Literature 4,390
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,145
Philosophy & Religious Studies 828

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 17 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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