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2021 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois

6 Colleges
831 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,349 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IllinoisWith 831 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, foreign languages and linguistics is the #20 most popular major in Illinois. This means that 3.5% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois ranking looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in foreign languages and linguistics. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great foreign languages and linguistics programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the foreign languages and linguistics program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois

Check out the foreign languages and linguistics programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has taken the #1 spot in this year's foreign languages and linguistics ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a fairly large student population. UIUC also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Illinois rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.9%. Approximately 12,503 students take at least one class online at UIUC. 6,389 of UIUC students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. SIUE is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Edwardsville. SIUE not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Illinois list.

About 6.1% of SIUE students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,754 students take at least one class online at SIUE. About 3,028 of the students at SIUE are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Illinois at Chicago earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UIC is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Chicago. UIC not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Illinois list.

About 3.1% of UIC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 5,751 students take at least one class online at UIC. There are roughly 4,566 part time students in attendance at UIC. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Columbia College Chicago earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Chicago, Columbia is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Columbia not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Illinois list.

546 of Columbia students are attending part time. Columbia does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Illinois State University. Illinois State is a very large public school located in the suburb of Normal. Illinois State also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Illinois rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.9%. There are approximately 3,895 students at Illinois State that take at least one class online. 2,428 of Illinois State students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northern Illinois University. NIU is a large public school located in the small suburb of Dekalb.

About 7.8% of NIU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,378 students take at least one class online at NIU. About 3,985 of the students at NIU are attending part time.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 882
Ohio 830
Indiana 699
Wisconsin 756

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 535
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 266
American Sign Language 72
Classical Languages & Literature 47
Germanic Languages 45

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 18,575
Visual & Performing Arts 5,709
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,824
English Language & Literature 1,618
Philosophy & Religious Studies 583

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Notes and References

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*Avg Cost is for the top 6 schools only.

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to John Stephen Dwyer.

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