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2020 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Ohio

Approximately 34,883 foreign languages and linguistics degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. 1,194 of these diplomas were given by colleges in Ohio alone, making it the 8th most popular state for foreign languages and linguistics students. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Ohio ranking analyzed 14 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in foreign languages and linguistics. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 2 schools for Foreign Languages & Linguistics students in Ohio.

Choosing a Great Foreign Languages & Linguistics School

Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Ohio Your choice of foreign languages and linguistics school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A foreign languages and linguistics degree from colleges on this list typically translates into higher than average income after graduation. Recent foreign languages and linguistics graduates from Ohio colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $26,457 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Foreign Languages & Linguistics students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other foreign languages and linguistics students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized foreign languages and linguistics related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Foreign Languages & Linguistics students in Ohio.

Best Schools to Study Foreign Languages & Linguistics in Ohio

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Foreign Languages & Linguistics degree.

Top 10 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in Ohio

Ohio State University - Main Campus is a great decision for students interested in a Foreign Languages & Linguistics major. Located in the large city Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a very large student population.More…

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Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

Kenyon College is a great choice for students interested in a Foreign Languages & Linguistics major. Kenyon is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Gambier.More…

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Denison University

Granville, OH

Denison University is among your top options if you're planning on studying foreign languages and linguistics. Located in the small suburb Granville, Denison is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More…

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Every student who is interested in foreign languages and linguistics needs to check out Miami University - Oxford. Miami of Ohio is a fairly large public school located in the fringe town of Oxford.More…

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Located in the large city Cincinnati, Cincinnati is a public school with a fairly large student population.More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

Located in the large suburb Delaware, OWU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.More…

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University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

U of Dayton is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Dayton.More…

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Located in the distant town Athens, Ohio U is a public school with a fairly large student population.More…

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Located in the fringe town Alliance, Mount Union is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More…

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Capital University

Columbus, OH

Located in the suburb Columbus, Capital is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.More…

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Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Indiana 38 968
Michigan 38 1,236
Illinois 38 1,233
Wisconsin 37 1,156

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 16,242
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 8,641
American Sign Language 2,660
East Asian Languages 2,323
Classical Languages & Literature 1,633

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Majors Similar to Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 516,754
Visual & Performing Arts 154,258
English Language & Literature 57,989
Theology & Religious Vocations 31,559
Philosophy & Religious Studies 16,163

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to John Stephen Dwyer.

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