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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Plains States Region

1,813 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,259 Avg Salary
$23,043 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Plains States 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, 1,813 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States. 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 the Plains States Region ranking analyzed 15 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.

Salaries of Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors After Graduation

After graduating, foreign languages and linguistics majors that go to school in the Plains States Region go on to jobs making an average of $29,259 per year. Unfortunately, that is 26% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $28,955 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in foreign languages and linguistics.

Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools in the Plains States Region  29,259
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58,600
Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,955
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58,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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58,600

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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Grads in the Plains States Region

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

Top 11 Best Schools for Highly Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Plains States Region

#1

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Northern Iowa. UNI is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Cedar Falls.

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Washington University in St Louis landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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#2

Carleton College

Northfield, MN

Carleton College earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Northfield, Carleton is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Iowa State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Iowa State is a very large public school located in the small city of Ames.

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#3

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

College of Saint Benedict comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Saint Joseph, CSB is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize Minnesota State University - Mankato as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Mankato, Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public school with a large student population.

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University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Kansas. Located in the city of Lawrence, KU is a public college with a very large student population.

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Winona State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Winona State is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Winona.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Concordia College at Moorhead. Concordia College Moorhead is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Moorhead.

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University of Nebraska at Omaha landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. UNOMAHA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Omaha.

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#6

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD

Augustana University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Sioux Falls, Augustana Sioux Falls is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Plains States Region Foreign Languages & Linguistics students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in the Plains States Region award.

Rank College Location
10 Creighton University Omaha, NE
12 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
13 Central College Pella, IA
14 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
16 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges by State

Explore the best foreign languages and linguistics schools for a specific state in the Plains States region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 35 453
Minnesota 34 571
Kansas 32 190
South Dakota 32 69
Iowa 31 346
Nebraska 31 138
North Dakota 30 46

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 964
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 396
East Asian Languages 123
Germanic Languages 118
Classical Languages & Literature 90

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 5,378
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 3,235
English Language & Literature 2,796
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,471
Philosophy & Religious Studies 890

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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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