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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Far Western US Region

4,464 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,510 Avg Salary
$18,765 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Far Western US RegionForeign Languages & Linguistics is the #21 most popular major in the country with 24,008 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 4,464 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States. 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 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics list to help you make the college decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Far Western US Region ranking, we looked at 34 colleges that offer a bachelor's in foreign languages and linguistics.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors After Graduation

After graduation, foreign languages and linguistics majors from schools in the Far Western US Region earn an average salary of $27,510 per year. Unfortunately, that is 31% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

The national average salary for foreign languages and linguistics bachelor's degree holders is $28,955. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in the Far Western US Region .

Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools in the Far Western US Region  27,510
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Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,955
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55,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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55,000

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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Grads in the Far Western US Region

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid foreign languages and linguistics majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Far Western US Region

#1

University of Portland

Portland, OR

Our rankings recognize University of Portland as the #1 school in this year's rankings. University of Portland is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Portland.

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Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Stanford University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Stanford.

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San Jose State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of San Jose, San Jose State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize University of Southern California as the #2 school in this year's rankings. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

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Central Washington University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. CWU is a large public school located in the distant town of Ellensburg.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Tacoma Campus as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Tacoma, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of the Pacific comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Pacific is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Stockton.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Santa Barbara. Located in the suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public school with a very large student population.

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Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

Our rankings recognize Whitman College as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Whitman is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Walla Walla.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Far Western US Region award.

Rank College Location
7 Whitman College Walla Walla, WA
8 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
12 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
16 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
18 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
19 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges by State

Explore the best foreign languages and linguistics colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 37 2,979
Washington 34 637
Hawaii 30 150
Oregon 30 586
Alaska 29 26
Nevada 29 86

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 2,210
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1,244
East Asian Languages 554
Germanic Languages 156
Classical Languages & Literature 111

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 15,847
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7,614
English Language & Literature 5,939
Philosophy & Religious Studies 2,014
Theology & Religious Vocations 810

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Notes and References

  • 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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