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Linguistics & Comparative Literature at University of California - Santa Barbara

What traits are you looking for in a comparative literature school? To help you decide if University of California - Santa Barbara is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's comparative literature program.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. In 2019, 103 comparative literature majors received their bachelor's degree from UCSB.

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.

UCSB Linguistics & Comparative Literature Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature
  • Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature
  • Doctorate Degree in Comparative Literature

UCSB Linguistics & Comparative Literature Rankings

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

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

UCSB ranked #5 on College Factual's list of Best Quality Schools for comparative literature majors. This puts the program in the top 10% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #2 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 4
Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges for Veterans 5
Most Popular Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature 6
Highest Paid Linguistics & Comparative Literature Graduates 13
Best Value Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature 26
Most Focused Colleges for Linguistics & Comparative Literature 38

In 2019, 7 students received their master’s degree in comparative literature from UCSB. This makes it the #59 most popular school for comparative literature master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 8 students who received their doctoral degrees in comparative literature, making the school the #20 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UCSB Comparative Literature Graduates

The median salary of comparative literature students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $29,700. This is 17% higher than $25,300, which is the national average for all comparative literature bachelor's degree recipients.

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Comparative Literature Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the comparative literature majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Linguistics & Comparative Literature Bachelor’s Program

80% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 20% of comparative literature bachelor's degrees went to men and 80% went to women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Linguistics & Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 28% more racial-ethnic minorities in its comparative literature bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in comparative literature.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Linguistics & Comparative Literature Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 11
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 49
White 27
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

UCSB Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master’s Program

57% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 comparative literature majors earned their master's degree from UCSB. Of these graduates, 43% were men and 57% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in comparative literature each year. UCSB does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 10% more men than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a comparative literature master's degree from UCSB, 57% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the comparative literature master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 43% of degree recipients. That is 21% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in comparative literature.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Linguistics & Comparative Literature Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in comparative literature. In 2019, 8 students 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
High School Teachers 112,960 $80,510
Interpreters and Translators 9,310 $58,180
English Language and Literature Professors 6,470 $114,110
Social Scientists 4,950 $78,970
Foreign Language and Literature Professors 2,700 $114,690

References

*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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