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2021 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

25 Colleges
3,846 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,424 Avg Cost*

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

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic RegionForeign Languages & Linguistics is the #21 most popular major in the country with 24,008 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 3,846 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

For this year's Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, we looked at 25 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 the Middle Atlantic Region

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.

Top 10 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Gallaudet University

Washington, DC

Gallaudet University tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that are best for non-traditional foreign languages and linguistics students. Located in the city of Washington, Gallaudet is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Gallaudet also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

About 8.7% of Gallaudet students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 412 students take at least one class online at Gallaudet. There are roughly 216 part time students in attendance at Gallaudet.

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#2

New York University

New York, NY

New York University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best foreign languages and linguistics schools for non-traditional students. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, NYU has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at NYU is lower than is typical, just 2.2% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,264 students at NYU that take at least one class online. 8,707 of NYU students are attending part time.

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Our rankings recognize Columbia University in the City of New York as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Columbia not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.8%. Approximately 1,138 students take at least one class online at Columbia. 5,005 of Columbia students are attending part time.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Penn State University Park has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

About 4.9% of Penn State University Park students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 13,255 students at Penn State University Park that take at least one class online. About 1,670 of the students at Penn State University Park 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 Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best foreign languages and linguistics schools for non-traditional students. Pitt is a very large public school located in the large city of Pittsburgh. Pitt not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The student loan default rate at Pitt is lower than is typical, just 3.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,366 students take at least one class online at Pitt. About 2,772 of the students at Pitt are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maryland - College Park. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public school with a fairly large student population. UMCP also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. There are approximately 4,138 students at UMCP that take at least one class online. 4,597 of UMCP students 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 Maryland - Baltimore County earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Baltimore, UMBC is a public college with a large student population. UMBC also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #9.

About 4.2% of UMBC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 822 students at UMBC that take at least one class online. 2,939 of UMBC students are attending part time.

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Rochester Institute of Technology earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. RIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rochester.

About 3.1% of RIT students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,247 students take at least one class online at RIT. 1,596 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best foreign languages and linguistics schools for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Mahwah, Ramapo College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The student loan default rate at Ramapo College is lower than is typical, just 5.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 653 students take at least one class online at Ramapo College. There are roughly 1,205 part time students in attendance at Ramapo College. Ramapo College does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Towson, Towson is a public school with a very large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.5%. There are approximately 3,895 students at Towson that take at least one class online. About 4,538 of the students at Towson are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students foreign languages and linguistics schools for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 1,137
New York 1,676
New Jersey 383
Maryland 368
Delaware 80
District of Columbia 202

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 2,324
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1,245
East Asian Languages 344
Classical Languages & Literature 322
American Sign Language 271

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 46,508
Visual & Performing Arts 28,829
English Language & Literature 10,408
Theology & Religious Vocations 6,074
Philosophy & Religious Studies 3,397

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 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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