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Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics & Comparative Literature

5,739 Yearly Graduations
$25,300 Median Salary
$21,494 Median Debt
There are 364 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in comparative literature. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 39% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 4.9% of comparative literature graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Comparative Literature Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5,739 students earned their bachelor's degree in comparative literature. This earns it the #73 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 comparative literature at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 5,739
Master’s Degree 1,211
Basic Certificate 564
Associate’s Degree 530
Doctor’s Degree 448
Undergraduate Certificate 84
Graduate Certificate 63

Earnings of Comparative Literature Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in comparative literature is $25,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $20,700 to a high of $29,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in comparative literature is $21,494. 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, $23,881 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $18,000.

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The median monthly payment of a comparative literature graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $223.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in comparative literature. About 69.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,750
Women 3,989
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in Comparative Literature

The racial-ethnic distribution of comparative literature bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 475
Black or African American 267
Hispanic or Latino 1,229
White 3,064
International Students 280
Other Races/Ethnicities 424
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 364 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
200 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Santa Cruz tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for comparative literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Roughly 19,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The comparative literature program at University of California - Santa Cruz awarded 200 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 64% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
180 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Los Angeles is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Roughly 44,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The comparative literature program at University of California - Los Angeles awarded 180 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

116 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Roughly 15,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,968 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,420 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 116 people received their bachelor's degree in comparative literature from UPR - RP. About 79% of this group were women, and 84% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

103 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Provo comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Roughly 34,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,290 per year.

The comparative literature program at Brigham Young University - Provo awarded 103 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 69% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
103 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for comparative literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Santa Barbara. Roughly 25,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The comparative literature program at University of California - Santa Barbara awarded 103 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#6

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
96 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Tech is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Each year, around 34,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

The comparative literature program at Virginia Tech awarded 96 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 77% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
93 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for comparative literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Florida. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 93 bachelor's degree were handed out to comparative literature majors at U of F. About 73% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
79 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Each year, around 41,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The comparative literature program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 79 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

65 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 bachelor's degree were handed out to comparative literature majors at UW Seattle. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#9

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
65 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for comparative literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is North Carolina State University. Each year, around 34,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,535 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,095 per year.

The comparative literature program at North Carolina State University awarded 65 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

65 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Roughly 28,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,332 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,468 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 people received their bachelor's degree in comparative literature from UT Knoxville. About 62% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
64 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 people received their bachelor's degree in comparative literature from UNC Chapel Hill. Of these students, 67% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
61 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Each year, around 37,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 bachelor's degree were handed out to comparative literature majors at UC Davis. Of these students, 72% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
58 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

James Madison University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Each year, around 21,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,848 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 people received their bachelor's degree in comparative literature from JMU. Of these students, 79% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

57 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan State University of Denver is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Roughly 20,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,432 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,892 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 bachelor's degree were handed out to comparative literature majors at MSU Denver. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#16

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
56 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stony Brook University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Roughly 25,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The comparative literature program at Stony Brook University awarded 56 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 86% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
54 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for comparative literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Memphis. Each year, around 21,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,216 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 people received their bachelor's degree in comparative literature from U of Memphis. About 74% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California
54 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for comparative literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Long Beach. Roughly 37,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 people received their bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Cal State Long Beach. Of these students, 67% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico
52 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for comparative literature majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is New Mexico State University - Main Campus. Roughly 14,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,844 per year.

The comparative literature program at New Mexico State University - Main Campus awarded 52 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 90% of this group were women, and 83% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
52 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Columbia is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. Each year, around 30,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

The comparative literature program at University of Missouri - Columbia awarded 52 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 65% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to comparative literature that offer bachelor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Romance Languages 12,532
East Asian Languages 1,708
Classical Languages & Literature 1,205
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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