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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
36,648
declining -2.5%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$8,152
growing 6.55%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$40,418
growing 3.11%
Average Wage
$64,822
growing 1.05%
People in Workforce
456,608
growing 1.98%
Average Employee Age
43.6
declining -0.93%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Language & Linguistics and the types of students that study this field. University of Wisconsin-Madison awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Comanche Nation College and College of the Muscogee Nation have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Language & Linguistics. Tuition costs for Language & Linguistics majors are, on average, $8,152 for in-state public colleges, and $40,418 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Language & Linguistics programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Language & Linguistics graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Language & Linguistics majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Language & Linguistics majors, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Language & Linguistics in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Language & Linguistics is 43.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Language & Linguistics degrees, and White students earn the majority (21,011) of the degrees.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Language & Linguistics field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Language & Linguistics majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Language & Linguistics majors need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Speaking, and Writing.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Language & Linguistics majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Learning Strategies is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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