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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in Virginia

738 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,575 Avg Salary
$22,066 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in VirginiaForeign Languages & Linguistics is the #22 most popular major in Virginia with 738 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 0.0% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. 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 Virginia ranking, we looked at 8 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors

After graduation, foreign languages and linguistics majors from schools in Virginia earn an average salary of $31,575 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 21% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Looking at foreign languages and linguistics schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $28,955. This means that graduates from schools in Virginia make 9% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools in Virginia  31,575
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Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,955
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63,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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63,200

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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Grads in Virginia

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 Virginia

#1

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. William & Mary is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Williamsburg.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Virginia - Main Campus. University of Virginia is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville.

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#3

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Our rankings recognize James Madison University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public college with a very large student population.

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Washington and Lee University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Washington and Lee is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Lexington.

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#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. GMU is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax.

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#6

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

University of Mary Washington comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. UMW is a small public school located in the midsize suburb of Fredericksburg.

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#7

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Our rankings recognize Virginia Tech as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Virginia Military Institute. VMI is a small public school located in the distant town of Lexington.

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University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

University of Richmond landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. U of Richmond is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of University of Richmond.

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Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

Christopher Newport University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. CNU is a small public school located in the city of Newport News.

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Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 97
Florida 34 652
Georgia 33 639
North Carolina 32 860
Alabama 32 263
Tennessee 32 474
West Virginia 32 53
South Carolina 32 342
Louisiana 31 141
Kentucky 31 315
Arkansas 30 182

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 312
Romance Languages 292
Classical Languages & Literature 69
Germanic Languages 21
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 18

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 2,601
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 2,251
English Language & Literature 1,750
Philosophy & Religious Studies 1,153
Theology & Religious Vocations 211

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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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