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

16 Colleges
1,961 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,025 Avg Cost*

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

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest 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, 1,961 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

For this year's Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 16 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 Southwest 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

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Southwest Region that are best for non-traditional foreign languages and linguistics students. Located in the city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public college with a very large student population. University of Arizona also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #2.

The student loan default rate at University of Arizona is lower than is typical, just 6.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,701 students take at least one class online at University of Arizona. There are roughly 7,884 part time students in attendance at University of Arizona. 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 The University of Texas at Austin. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UT Austin has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.6%. Approximately 12,546 students take at least one class online at UT Austin. About 3,290 of the students at UT Austin are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Texas A&M University - College Station as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Texas A&M College Station has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at Texas A&M College Station is lower than is typical, just 2.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,608 students take at least one class online at Texas A&M College Station. 9,459 of Texas A&M College Station 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 New Mexico - Main Campus as the #4 school in this year's rankings. UNM is a very large public school located in the city of Albuquerque. UNM also made our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #7.

There are approximately 7,371 students at UNM that take at least one class online. 7,422 of UNM 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 #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at Arlington. UT Arlington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Arlington.

About 5.8% of UT Arlington students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 18,425 students at UT Arlington are exclusively online. About 24,029 of the students at UT Arlington are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Southern Methodist University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. SMU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dallas. SMU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region list.

The student loan default rate at SMU is lower than is typical, just 2.7% of students default in three years. There are approximately 603 students at SMU that take at least one class online. About 2,754 of the students at SMU are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Texas. Located in the midsize city of Denton, UNT is a public college with a very large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.4%. There are approximately 13,820 students at UNT that take at least one class online. There are roughly 9,800 part time students in attendance at UNT. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#8

University of Houston

Houston, TX

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Houston. Located in the large city of Houston, UH is a public college with a fairly large student population. UH also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. Approximately 16,613 students take at least one class online at UH. 12,716 of UH students are attending part time. UH does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Tempe as the #9 school in this year's rankings. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe. ASU - Tempe not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the Southwest Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.2%. Approximately 23,569 students take at least one class online at ASU - Tempe. There are roughly 5,405 part time students in attendance at ASU - Tempe. ASU - Tempe does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The University of Texas at El Paso landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best foreign languages and linguistics schools for non-traditional students. UTEP is a fairly large public school located in the large city of El Paso.

Approximately 7,528 students take at least one class online at UTEP. There are roughly 9,720 part time students in attendance at UTEP. 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 Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 386
Texas 1,211
Oklahoma 155
New Mexico 209

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 1,355
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 713
American Sign Language 217
East Asian Languages 109
Classical Languages & Literature 107

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 71,760
Visual & Performing Arts 11,365
English Language & Literature 5,730
Theology & Religious Vocations 3,230
Philosophy & Religious Studies 1,063

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 16 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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