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

3 Colleges
346 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,336 Avg Cost*

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

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IowaIn 2018-2019, 346 bachelor's degrees were awarded to foreign languages and linguistics students who went to a Iowa college or university. This makes it the #21 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.4% of all the foreign languages and linguistics bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Iowa ranking looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in foreign languages and linguistics. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent foreign languages and linguistics programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the foreign languages and linguistics program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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

The following schools top our list of the Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa tops the 2021 list of our schools in Iowa that are best for non-traditional foreign languages and linguistics students. Located in the city of Iowa City, Iowa is a public school with a very large student population. Iowa did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Iowa list.

The student loan default rate at Iowa is lower than is typical, just 2.5% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,073 students take at least one class online at Iowa. About 5,224 of the students at Iowa are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Iowa State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best foreign languages and linguistics schools for non-traditional students. Iowa State is a very large public school located in the city of Ames. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Iowa State has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Iowa ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.2%. There are approximately 6,215 students at Iowa State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,779 part time students in attendance at Iowa State. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNI is a large public school located in the small city of Cedar Falls. UNI also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Iowa rankings.

About 2.9% of UNI students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,118 students take at least one class online at UNI. 1,923 students are part time. UNI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 453
Minnesota 571
Kansas 190
South Dakota 69
Nebraska 138
North Dakota 46

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 263
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 62
Classical Languages & Literature 23
Germanic Languages 21
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 18

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Majors Similar to Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 6,293
Visual & Performing Arts 1,348
English Language & Literature 677
Philosophy & Religious Studies 204
Theology & Religious Vocations 185

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 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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