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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in Kentucky

315 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,975 Avg Salary
$22,861 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in KentuckyForeign Languages & Linguistics is the #21 most popular major in Kentucky with 315 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.3% of all the foreign languages and linguistics bachelor's degrees in the country. 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.

This year's Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in Kentucky ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Kentucky earn an average salary of $25,975 per year. That's not so great, since it is 35% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

On a nationwide level, foreign languages and linguistics majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $28,955. That's 10% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in Kentucky.

Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools in Kentucky  25,975
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Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,955
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Grads in Kentucky

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 Kentucky

#1

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. WKU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Bowling Green.

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#2

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UK is a very large public school located in the city of Lexington.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Murray State University. Murray State is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Murray.

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#3

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

University of Louisville landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. Located in the large city of Louisville, U of L is a public college with a very large student population.

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#4

Berea College

Berea, KY

Berea College comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Berea is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Berea.

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Eastern Kentucky University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Richmond, Eastern is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Our rankings recognize Northern Kentucky University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. NKU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Highland Heights.

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Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 97
Florida 34 652
Virginia 34 738
Georgia 33 639
West Virginia 32 53
Tennessee 32 474
North Carolina 32 860
South Carolina 32 342
Alabama 32 263
Louisiana 31 141
Arkansas 30 182

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 204
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 45
East Asian Languages 18
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 17
American Sign Language 13

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,015
Visual & Performing Arts 945
English Language & Literature 461
Theology & Religious Vocations 219
Philosophy & Religious Studies 92

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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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