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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Southwest Region

1,961 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,426 Avg Salary
$19,355 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Southwest 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, 1,961 went to students in the Southwest 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.

For this year's Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 18 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors

After graduating, foreign languages and linguistics majors that go to school in the Southwest Region go on to jobs making an average of $27,426 per year. That's not so great, since it is 31% 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 graduates with a bachelor's degree in foreign languages and linguistics is $28,955. That's about 5% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in the Southwest Region .

Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools in the Southwest Region  27,426
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Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,955
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54,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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54,800

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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Grads in the Southwest 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 Southwest Region

Our rankings recognize Texas A&M University - College Station as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public college with a very large student population.

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Southern Methodist University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. SMU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Dallas.

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Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. Rice is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Houston.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of H is a very large public school located in the city of Houston.

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Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

Trinity University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. Located in the large city of San Antonio, Trinity U is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Northern Arizona University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Flagstaff, NAU is a public school with a very large student population.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Lamar University. Lamar University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Beaumont.

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Arizona State University - Tempe comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe.

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Arizona State University - Skysong landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. ASU - Skysong is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Scottsdale.

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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 Southwest region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Arizona 33 386
Texas 33 1,211
Oklahoma 33 155
New Mexico 30 209

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 1,146
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 457
East Asian Languages 95
Classical Languages & Literature 69
Germanic Languages 59

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 7,583
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 6,349
English Language & Literature 4,390
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,145
Philosophy & Religious Studies 828

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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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