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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

1,174 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,941 Avg Salary
$19,596 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Rocky Mountains 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, 1,174 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. The foreign languages and linguistics school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking looked at 12 colleges that offer a bachelor's in foreign languages and linguistics.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when 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?

After graduating, foreign languages and linguistics majors that go to school in the Rocky Mountains Region go on to jobs making an average of $29,941 per year. That's not so great, since it is 25% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

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 Rocky Mountains Region .

Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region  29,941
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Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,955
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59,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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59,800

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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Grads in the Rocky Mountains Region

The following colleges produce the highest paid foreign languages and linguistics graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Weber State University. Located in the small city of Ogden, WSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize University of Northern Colorado as the #2 school in this year's rankings. University of Northern Colorado is a large public school located in the midsize city of Greeley.

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Brigham Young University - Provo landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Provo.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Metropolitan State University of Denver. MSU Denver is a very large public school located in the large city of Denver.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Colorado State University - Pueblo earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Colorado State University - Pueblo is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Pueblo.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Colorado State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Fort Collins.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Utah State University. USU is a very large public school located in the city of Logan.

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Boise State University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Boise State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Boise.

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Regis University

Denver, CO

Our rankings recognize Regis University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Denver, Regis U is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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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 Rocky Mountains region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 34 393
Idaho 34 119
Utah 33 555
Montana 31 71
Wyoming 25 36

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 565
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 329
East Asian Languages 98
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 52
American Sign Language 39

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Majors Similar to Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 3,476
English Language & Literature 1,872
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,533
Philosophy & Religious Studies 435
Theology & Religious Vocations 158

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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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