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

31 Colleges
4,756 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,722 Avg Cost*

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

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast 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, 4,756 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

This year's Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Region ranking looked at 31 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 Southeast 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

University of Virginia - Main Campus has taken the #1 spot in this year's foreign languages and linguistics ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, University of Virginia has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southeast Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.5%. There are approximately 1,445 students at University of Virginia that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,130 part time students in attendance at University of Virginia.

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#2

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Florida. UF is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville. UF not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southeast Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.5%. Approximately 21,513 students take at least one class online at UF. There are roughly 8,083 part time students in attendance at UF. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best foreign languages and linguistics schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The student loan default rate at GMU is lower than is typical, just 2.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 10,589 students take at least one class online at GMU. About 11,606 of the students at GMU are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UNC Chapel Hill is a fairly large public school located in the city of Chapel Hill. UNC Chapel Hill not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southeast Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.7%. There are approximately 3,101 students at UNC Chapel Hill that take at least one class online. About 4,791 of the students at UNC Chapel Hill 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 Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

University of Mary Washington earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize suburb of Fredericksburg, UMW is a public college with a small student population.

The student loan default rate at UMW is lower than is typical, just 3.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 376 students take at least one class online at UMW. 733 of UMW students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Emory University

Atlanta, GA

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Emory University. Emory is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Atlanta. Emory not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southeast Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.5%. There are approximately 1,099 students at Emory that take at least one class online. 1,556 students are part time.

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#7

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Our rankings recognize Virginia Tech as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Virginia Tech has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southeast Region ranking.

About 1.6% of Virginia Tech students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 8,844 students take at least one class online at Virginia Tech. About 2,711 of the students at Virginia Tech are attending part time.

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#8

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best foreign languages and linguistics schools for non-traditional students. Vanderbilt is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Nashville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Vanderbilt, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southeast Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at Vanderbilt is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. Approximately 574 students take at least one class online at Vanderbilt. 960 of Vanderbilt students are attending part time.

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#9

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best foreign languages and linguistics schools for non-traditional students. JMU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Harrisonburg.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. Approximately 1,087 students take at least one class online at JMU. About 1,837 of the students at JMU are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#10

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

Christopher Newport University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Newport News, CNU is a public school with a small student population.

The student loan default rate at CNU is lower than is typical, just 1.6% of students default in three years. 88 of CNU students 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 colleges for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 97
Florida 652
Virginia 738
Georgia 639
North Carolina 860
Alabama 263
Tennessee 474
West Virginia 53
South Carolina 342
Louisiana 141
Kentucky 315
Arkansas 182

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 2,491
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1,777
Classical Languages & Literature 319
American Sign Language 246
Germanic Languages 225

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 142,884
Visual & Performing Arts 27,015
English Language & Literature 11,781
Theology & Religious Vocations 8,124
Philosophy & Religious Studies 4,058

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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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