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2021 Highest Paid Romance Languages Graduates

12,532 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,282 Avg Salary
$21,936 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Romance Languages GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 12,532 people earned their bachelor's in romance languages, making the major the #40 most popular in the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Romance Languages Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Romance Languages Graduates ranking looked at 160 colleges that offer a bachelor's in romance languages.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Romance Languages Majors

The average romance languages major who graduates from a school in the United States earns about $30,282 per year during the early years of their career. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 24% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Average Salary for Romance Languages Graduates from Schools Nationwide  30,282
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60,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Romance Languages Grads in United States

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid romance languages majors.

Top 25 Best Schools for Highly Paid Romance Languages Graduates

#1

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Princeton University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Princeton is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Princeton.

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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Boston College. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chestnut Hill. Romance Languages majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $58,200.

On average, romance languages graduates from Boston College take out $16,135 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $182, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Our rankings recognize Harvard University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#2

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Our rankings recognize University of Notre Dame as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in romance languages from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $50,100.

The average amount in student loans that romance languages majors at Notre Dame take out while working on their bachelor's is $17,704. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $197, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid romance languages school. Bucknell is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Lewisburg. Romance Languages majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $44,600.

While working on their bachelor's, romance languages majors at Bucknell accumulate an average of around $22,173 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $278, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ

New Jersey City University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid romance languages school. Located in the city of Jersey City, NJCU is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. Romance Languages majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $42,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, romance languages graduates from NJCU carry an average student debtload of $24,850. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $257.

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#4

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Our rankings recognize Yale University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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St Lawrence University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid romance languages school. Located in the remote town of Canton, St. Lawrence is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their bachelor's, romance languages majors at St. Lawrence accumulate an average of around $22,819 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $259.

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Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the city of College Station. Romance Languages majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $42,100.

While working on their bachelor's, romance languages majors at Texas A&M accumulate an average of around $15,888 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $161.

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Tufts University

Medford, MA

Tufts University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid romance languages school. Tufts is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Medford. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, romance languages majors make an average salary of $41,900.

Romance Languages majors at Tufts take out an average of $16,161 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $169.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to San Jose State University. Located in the city of San Jose, San Jose State is a public school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that romance languages majors at San Jose State take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,078. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

University of Portland

Portland, OR

University of Portland earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Portland is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Portland. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in romance languages from the school is $41,500.

On average, romance languages graduates from University of Portland take out $22,353 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $237.

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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Pennsylvania. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Southern California. USC is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, romance languages majors make an average salary of $40,700.

On average, romance languages graduates from USC take out $17,827 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $188.

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#8

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid romance languages school. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

Romance Languages majors at Cornell take out an average of $11,561 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Columbia University in the City of New York comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, romance languages majors make an average salary of $39,600.

Romance Languages majors at Columbia take out an average of $22,612 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $257.

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Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Brown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Providence.

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#10

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. CWU is a large public school located in the distant town of Ellensburg. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, romance languages majors make an average salary of $39,600.

After completing their bachelor's degree, romance languages graduates from CWU carry an average student debtload of $23,176. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Stanford University

Stanford, CA

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stanford University. Stanford is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Stanford.

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The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Brigham Young University - Provo. Located in the midsize city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in romance languages from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $39,500.

While working on their bachelor's, romance languages majors at BYU accumulate an average of around $16,188 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $136.

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#12

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

Our rankings recognize Kenyon College as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Kenyon is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Gambier.

The average amount in student loans that romance languages majors at Kenyon take out while working on their bachelor's is $15,367.

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University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

Our rankings recognize University of Rhode Island as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Kingston, URI is a public school with a large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in romance languages from the school is $39,300.

Romance Languages majors at URI take out an average of $23,099 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $261, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Georgetown University

Washington, DC

The #13 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Georgetown University. Located in the large city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Romance Languages majors at Georgetown take out an average of $12,996 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $153.

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Our rankings recognize Southern Methodist University as the #13 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in romance languages from the school is $39,300.

While working on their bachelor's, romance languages majors at SMU accumulate an average of around $17,528 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $169.

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#14

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

College of the Holy Cross comes in at #14 in this year's ranking. Holy Cross is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Worcester. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in romance languages from the school is $39,300.

On average, romance languages graduates from Holy Cross take out $22,385 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $275.

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Rest of the Top Schools for Highest Paid Romance Languages Graduates

#26

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
#28

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
#30

Hartwick College

Oneonta, NY
#33

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
#34

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
#36

Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA
#38

Bates College

Lewiston, ME
#45

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
#46

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ
#49

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Highest Paid Romance Languages Graduates badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 160 different United States romance languages schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
69 College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
71 Union College New York Schenectady, NY
72 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva, NY
73 Manhattan College Riverdale, NY
74 Rice University Houston, TX
78 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
80 The College of Wooster Wooster, OH
82 Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
84 Iona College New Rochelle, NY

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Romance Languages students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Romance Languages Graduates award.

Rank College Location
26 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
27 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
28 University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
29 University of Houston Houston, TX
30 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
31 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
32 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
85 American University Washington, DC
86 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
87 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
88 Lenoir - Rhyne University Hickory, NC
89 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
90 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
91 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY
92 Howard University Washington, DC
93 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
94 Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA
96 Colby College Waterville, ME
97 Carleton College Northfield, MN
98 Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, PA
101 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
103 Stonehill College Easton, MA
104 Barnard College New York, NY
105 Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
106 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
108 Westmont College Santa Barbara, CA
110 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
112 Pomona College Claremont, CA
113 Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD
25 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD

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One of 16 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, Romance Languages has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5,739
East Asian Languages 1,708
Classical Languages & Literature 1,205
Germanic Languages 1,148
American Sign Language 532

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Notes and 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Susana Freixeiro.

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