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2021 Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Iowa

5 Colleges
346 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,968 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in IowaIn 2018-2019, 346 bachelor's degrees were awarded to foreign languages and linguistics students who went to a Iowa 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 1.4% of all the foreign languages and linguistics bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Iowa ranking analyzed 5 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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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 Iowa

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

Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in Iowa

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Iowa State University. Iowa State is a very large public school located in the small city of Ames. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Iowa State, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Iowa ranking.

The average student at Iowa State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,749. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State be around $118,231. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#2

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNI is a large public school located in the city of Cedar Falls. UNI did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Iowa list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNI is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,198. 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 UNI is $107,439. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Luther College

Decorah, IA

Luther College landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value foreign languages and linguistics schools. Luther is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Decorah. Luther also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Iowa rankings.

It takes the average student at Luther about 4.1 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,834. This means that the average student pays around $122,319 to get a bachelor’s degree from Luther. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#4

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Iowa City, Iowa is a public college with a very large student population. Iowa also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Iowa list, coming in at #1.

It takes the average student at Iowa about 4.3 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $34,062. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Iowa is $146,807. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

Our rankings recognize Grinnell College as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Grinnell is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Grinnell. Grinnell did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Iowa list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Grinnell to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $34,996. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Grinnell is $143,134. 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 Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 453
Minnesota 571
Kansas 190
South Dakota 69
Nebraska 138
North Dakota 46

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 251
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 36
Germanic Languages 21
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 18
Classical Languages & Literature 18

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Majors Similar to Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,072
English Language & Literature 570
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 454
Philosophy & Religious Studies 180
Theology & Religious Vocations 110

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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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