Foreign Languages & Linguistics

2021 Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Texas

11 Colleges
1,211 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,383 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in TexasWith 1,211 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, foreign languages and linguistics is the #23 most popular major in Texas. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 5.0% of all the foreign languages and linguistics bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Texas ranking analyzed 11 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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2021 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in Texas

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

#1

University of Houston

Houston, TX

Our rankings recognize University of Houston as the #1 school in this year's rankings. U of H is a fairly large public school located in the city of Houston. U of H also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Texas list, coming in at #4.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at U of H to complete their degree, and the yearly average 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. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at Austin. 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 Texas list, coming in at #1.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at UT Austin to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,312. This means that the average student pays around $156,142 to get a bachelor’s degree from UT Austin. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Texas Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lubbock. Texas Tech also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Texas rankings.

The average student at Texas Tech graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,296. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech is about $105,298. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of North Texas earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Denton, UNT is a public college with a fairly large student population. UNT also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Texas rankings.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UNT to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,179. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UNT is $109,773. 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 landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. UT Rio Grande Valley is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Edinburg.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at UT Rio Grande Valley to complete their degree, and it costs about $20,010 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $94,247 to get a bachelor’s degree from UT Rio Grande Valley. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Texas State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Texas list.

It takes the average student at Texas State about 4.6 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,274. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Texas State is $111,418. 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 Texas A&M University - College Station. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public college with a fairly large student population. Texas A&M also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Texas list, coming in at #2.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Texas A&M is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $38,607. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M is $168,327. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at Dallas. Located in the medium-sized city of Richardson, UT Dallas is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UT Dallas, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Texas ranking.

At UT Dallas, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,403. 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 UT Dallas is $156,533. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Southern Methodist University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. SMU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Dallas. SMU also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Texas list, coming in at #3.

The average student at SMU graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $45,639. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SMU be around $189,402. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The University of Texas at El Paso landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. UTEP is a very large public school located in the large city of El Paso.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UTEP is 4.8 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,914. This means that the average student pays around $134,266 to get a bachelor’s degree from UTEP. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Southwest Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 386
Oklahoma 155
New Mexico 209

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 737
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 286
East Asian Languages 54
Classical Languages & Literature 46
American Sign Language 32

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Majors Similar to Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 4,996
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 3,496
English Language & Literature 2,864
Theology & Religious Vocations 614
Philosophy & Religious Studies 530

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 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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