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Linguistics & Comparative Literature at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Linguistics & Comparative Literature at Rochester Institute of Technology

What traits are you looking for in a comparative literature school? To help you decide if Rochester Institute of Technology is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's comparative literature program.

RIT is located in Rochester, New York and approximately 16,158 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 5 comparative literature majors received their bachelor's degree from RIT.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Linguistics & Comparative Literature section at the bottom of this page.

RIT Linguistics & Comparative Literature Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature

RIT Linguistics & Comparative Literature Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the comparative literature progam at RIT compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The comparative literature major at RIT is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Linguistics & Comparative Literature. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Linguistics & Literature Schools 344

Comparative Literature Student Demographics at RIT

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the comparative literature majors at Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT Linguistics & Comparative Literature Bachelor’s Program

40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 5 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Linguistics & Comparative Literature from RIT in 2020-2021, 100% were men and 0% were women. The typical comparative literature bachelor's degree program is made up of only 29% men. So male students are more repesented at RIT since its program graduates 71% more men than average.


About 60% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in comparative literature at RIT are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in comparative literature.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

RIT also has a doctoral program available in comparative literature. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Comparative Literature Grads May Go Into

A degree in comparative literature can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Rochester Institute of Technology.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
English Language and Literature Professors 7,700 $92,170
Interpreters and Translators 3,300 $68,940
Foreign Language and Literature Professors 3,130 $87,670
Social Scientists 2,410 $84,940


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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