Foreign Languages & Linguistics

2021 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region

7 Colleges
1,836 Bachelor's Degrees
$38,055 Avg Cost*

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

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England 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, 1,836 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

This year's Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region ranking looked at 7 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 New England 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.

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken the #1 spot in this year's foreign languages and linguistics ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a very large student population. UMass Amherst did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region list.

The student loan default rate at UMass Amherst is lower than is typical, just 3.0% of students default in three years. 3,607 students at UMass Amherst are exclusively online. About 6,250 of the students at UMass Amherst are attending part time. UMass Amherst does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Our rankings recognize Boston College as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Boston College has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region ranking.

About 1.5% of Boston College students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 316 students at Boston College that take at least one class online. 1,555 students are part time. Boston College does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Rhode Island. Located in the suburb of Kingston, URI is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at URI, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at URI is lower than is typical, just 4.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,055 students take at least one class online at URI. 3,456 of URI students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Connecticut as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a fairly large student population. UCONN also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region list, coming in at #9.

The student loan default rate at UCONN is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,844 students at UCONN that take at least one class online. 3,231 of UCONN students are attending part time.

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Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best foreign languages and linguistics schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. Boston U also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region list, coming in at #8.

About 1.7% of Boston U students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 2,534 students at Boston U are exclusively online. There are roughly 6,370 part time students in attendance at Boston U.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Massachusetts - Boston. Located in the large city of Boston, UMass Boston is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 5.8% of UMass Boston students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,315 students at UMass Boston that take at least one class online. 4,896 of UMass Boston students are attending part time. UMass Boston does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNH is a large public school located in the small suburb of Durham.

About 2.2% of UNH students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,816 students at UNH that take at least one class online. 1,402 students are part time. UNH does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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 New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 139
Maine 83
Rhode Island 225
Massachusetts 1,034
New Hampshire 122
Connecticut 230

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 1,128
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 480
Classical Languages & Literature 230
East Asian Languages 213
Germanic Languages 158

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 11,567
Visual & Performing Arts 9,927
English Language & Literature 5,486
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,150
Philosophy & Religious Studies 1,136

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 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.
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