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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in Tennessee

474 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,260 Avg Salary
$22,599 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in TennesseeForeign Languages & Linguistics is the #21 most popular major in Tennessee with 474 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.0% of all the foreign languages and linguistics bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in Tennessee ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 graduation, foreign languages and linguistics majors from schools in Tennessee earn an average salary of $26,260 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 34% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in foreign languages and linguistics is $28,955. That's about 9% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in Tennessee.

Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools in Tennessee  26,260
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Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,955
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52,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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52,600

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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Grads in Tennessee

The highest paid foreign languages and linguistics majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in Tennessee

#1

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

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

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#2

Rhodes College

Memphis, TN

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rhodes College. Rhodes College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Memphis.

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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UT Knoxville is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Knoxville.

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University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

University of Memphis comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. U of Memphis is a very large public school located in the large city of Memphis.

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#5

Carson - Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

Carson - Newman University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Carson - Newman is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Jefferson City.

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Tennessee Technological University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. Located in the town of Cookeville, Tennessee Tech University is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Middle Tennessee State University. Middle Tennessee State University is a very large public school located in the city of Murfreesboro.

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#8

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Lipscomb University. Lipscomb is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Nashville.

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The University of Tennessee - Martin landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. Located in the remote town of Martin, UT Martin is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Belmont University

Nashville, TN

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Belmont University. Belmont is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Nashville.

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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
North Carolina 32 860
South Carolina 32 342
Alabama 32 263
Louisiana 31 141
Kentucky 31 315
Arkansas 30 182

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 245
Romance Languages 171
Classical Languages & Literature 24
Germanic Languages 20
American Sign Language 8

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Majors Similar to Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 2,175
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,084
English Language & Literature 759
Theology & Religious Vocations 586
Philosophy & Religious Studies 207

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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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