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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in District of Columbia

202 Bachelor's Degrees
$39,600 Avg Salary
$18,959 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in District of ColumbiaForeign Languages & Linguistics is the #12 most popular major in District of Columbia with 202 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 24,008 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.8% were from a college or university in the state. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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.

How Much Do Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors Make After Graduation?

The average foreign languages and linguistics major who graduates from a school in District of Columbia earns about $39,600 per year during the early years of their career. That's right on par with the typical salary of a bachelor's degree holder with a degree from any field.

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 37% higher than the national average of $28,955 per year for foreign languages and linguistics graduates.

Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools in District of Columbia  39,600
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Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,955
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79,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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79,200

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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Grads in District of Columbia

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid foreign languages and linguistics graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in District of Columbia

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Georgetown University. Located in the large city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Gallaudet University

Washington, DC

Gallaudet University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Gallaudet is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to George Washington University. GWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

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#3

American University

Washington, DC

American University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Washington, The American University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Catholic University of America landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. Located in the large city of Washington, CUA is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#5

Howard University

Washington, DC

Howard University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Howard is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

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Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 37 1,137
New York 37 1,676
New Jersey 33 383
Maryland 33 368
Delaware 30 80

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 77
Classical Languages & Literature 26
East Asian Languages 24
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 24
American Sign Language 23

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Majors Similar to Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 334
English Language & Literature 202
Philosophy & Religious Studies 123
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 54

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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).
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