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Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Languages & Literature

1,205 Yearly Graduations
$27,104 Median Debt
59% Women
There are 274 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in classical languages. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 22% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.7% of classical languages graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Classical Languages Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,205 students earned their bachelor's degree in classical languages. This earns it the #157 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in classical languages at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,205
Master’s Degree 225
Doctor’s Degree 105
Graduate Certificate 6
Associate’s Degree 2
Basic Certificate 1

Earnings of Classical Languages Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for classical languages majors with their bachelor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in classical languages is $27,104. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $27,170 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $27,038.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $282.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in classical languages. About 58.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 497
Women 708
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in Classical Languages

The racial-ethnic distribution of classical languages bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 70
Black or African American 28
Hispanic or Latino 94
White 861
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 119
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Classical Languages Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 274 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in classical languages. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
27 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for classical languages students seekinga bachelor's degree is Harvard University. Roughly 31,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their bachelor's degree in classical languages from Harvard. About 41% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
24 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in classical languages. Roughly 41,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

The classical languages program at Florida State University awarded 24 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 42% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

24 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for classical languages majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Columbia University in the City of New York. Roughly 30,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 bachelor's degree were handed out to classical languages majors at Columbia. Of these students, 46% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
22 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado Boulder comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in classical languages. Each year, around 35,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,826 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their bachelor's degree in classical languages from CU - Boulder. About 59% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia
20 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for classical languages majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is College of William and Mary. Roughly 8,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,516 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their bachelor's degree in classical languages from William & Mary. Of these students, 70% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
19 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brown University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in classical languages. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $57,112 per year.

The classical languages program at Brown University awarded 19 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#7

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
18 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in classical languages. Each year, around 47,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their bachelor's degree in classical languages from Penn State University Park. About 50% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
16 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Virginia - Main Campus is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in classical languages. Each year, around 24,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,578 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 bachelor's degree were handed out to classical languages majors at University of Virginia. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#9

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
15 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in classical languages. Each year, around 29,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,019 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,552 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 bachelor's degree were handed out to classical languages majors at UNC Chapel Hill. About 60% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
15 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in classical languages. Roughly 52,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their bachelor's degree in classical languages from U of F. Of these students, 80% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina
14 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in classical languages. Roughly 19,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,422 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,219 per year.

The classical languages program at University of North Carolina at Greensboro awarded 14 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 64% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts
13 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Holy Cross comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in classical languages. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 bachelor's degree were handed out to classical languages majors at Holy Cross. About 31% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
13 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cornell University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in classical languages. Each year, around 23,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their bachelor's degree in classical languages from Cornell. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

12 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for classical languages majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The University of Texas at Austin. Roughly 51,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 bachelor's degree were handed out to classical languages majors at UT Austin. About 50% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in classical languages. Each year, around 30,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

The classical languages program at University of Massachusetts Amherst awarded 12 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
12 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Charleston is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in classical languages. Roughly 10,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $70 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $70 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their bachelor's degree in classical languages from C of C. About 83% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
11 Yearly Graduations
27% Women

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in classical languages. Roughly 51,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their bachelor's degree in classical languages from UMN Twin Cities.

#17

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for classical languages majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Georgetown University. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their bachelor's degree in classical languages from Georgetown.

#17

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for classical languages majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Princeton University. Roughly 8,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,870 per year.

The classical languages program at Princeton University awarded 11 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 55% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
11 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for classical languages majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Yale University. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their bachelor's degree in classical languages from Yale. Of these students, 45% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to classical languages that offer bachelor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Romance Languages 12,532
Linguistics & Literature 5,739
East Asian Languages 1,708
Germanic Languages 1,148
American Sign Language 532

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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