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Bachelor’s Degree in Romance Languages

12,532 Yearly Graduations
$30,000 Median Salary
$22,756 Median Debt
There are 877 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in romance languages. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 39% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.5% of romance languages graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Romance Languages Majors

In 2018-2019, 12,532 bachelor's degree were awarded to romance languages majors. This makes it the 40th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 12,532
Master’s Degree 1,102
Associate’s Degree 1,041
Basic Certificate 504
Doctor’s Degree 387
Undergraduate Certificate 122
Graduate Certificate 23

Earnings of Romance Languages Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in romance languages is $30,000. 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 $26,000 to a high of $34,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in romance languages is $22,756. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $25,757 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $19,000.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $236.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in romance languages. About 75.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,126
Women 9,406
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in Romance Languages

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 325
Black or African American 498
Hispanic or Latino 3,682
White 6,818
International Students 444
Other Races/Ethnicities 765
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Romance Languages Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 877 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in romance languages. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
203 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for romance languages majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Roughly 42,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 203 people received their bachelor's degree in romance languages from Wisconsin. Of these students, 79% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
146 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Virginia - Main Campus comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in romance languages. Roughly 24,300 attend the school each year. 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.

The romance languages program at University of Virginia - Main Campus awarded 146 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 76% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
143 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in romance languages. Each year, around 46,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

The romance languages program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor awarded 143 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 79% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
139 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for romance languages majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Davis. Roughly 37,300 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 139 bachelor's degree were handed out to romance languages majors at UC Davis. Of these students, 76% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

134 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Provo is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Each year, around 34,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 134 people received their bachelor's degree in romance languages from BYU. Of these students, 49% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
116 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Oregon is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Each year, around 22,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,958 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 116 bachelor's degree were handed out to romance languages majors at UO. About 72% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
109 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arizona is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Roughly 43,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 109 bachelor's degree were handed out to romance languages majors at Arizona. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#8

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
99 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in romance languages. Roughly 29,900 attend the school each year. 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, 99 bachelor's degree were handed out to romance languages majors at UNC Chapel Hill. Of these students, 76% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
96 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Mexico - Main Campus is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Each year, around 26,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,156 per year.

The romance languages program at University of New Mexico - Main Campus awarded 96 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 74% of this group were women, and 76% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

93 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida International University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in romance languages. Each year, around 56,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 93 bachelor's degree were handed out to romance languages majors at FIU. About 77% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
91 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Bloomington comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in romance languages. Roughly 43,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

The romance languages program at Indiana University - Bloomington awarded 91 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

89 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Each year, around 59,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 89 bachelor's degree were handed out to romance languages majors at Ohio State. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#12

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
89 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harvard University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Each year, around 31,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 89 people received their bachelor's degree in romance languages from Harvard. Of these students, 60% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
87 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Roughly 47,100 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 bachelor's degree were handed out to romance languages majors at Penn State University Park. About 71% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
85 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Diego State University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Roughly 35,100 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 bachelor's degree were handed out to romance languages majors at SDSU. Of these students, 79% were women and 78% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
81 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Vanderbilt University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in romance languages. Roughly 12,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,624 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 bachelor's degree were handed out to romance languages majors at Vanderbilt. About 73% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington
78 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for romance languages majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Western Washington University. Each year, around 15,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,215 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,806 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 78 bachelor's degree were handed out to romance languages majors at WWU. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#17

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana
78 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Notre Dame comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in romance languages. Each year, around 12,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,046 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,908 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 78 people received their bachelor's degree in romance languages from Notre Dame. Of these students, 71% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
76 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in romance languages. Each year, around 38,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 people received their bachelor's degree in romance languages from UNT. Of these students, 75% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
74 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for romance languages majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Each year, around 29,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,812 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,337 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 people received their bachelor's degree in romance languages from UNC Charlotte. Of these students, 78% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Linguistics & Literature 5,739
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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