Language in Kentucky

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Schools Offering Language Programs in Kentucky

Around 0.2% of Kentucky's graduates graduate from language degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 299 language professionals graduate from Kentucky's 16 language schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kentucky that has a language program is Centre College. Centre College, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Danville. 34 students graduated with a degree in language from Centre College in 2010. Centre College charged in-state students $32,600 in tuition fees per year.

University of Kentucky, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a language program. It is located in Lexington. In 2010, University of Kentucky graduated 90 students from its language program. Students at University of Kentucky paid $8,610 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Kentucky with a language program is Berea College, which is located in Berea. In 2010, it was ranked 31st nationwide. In 2010, Berea College graduated 6 students from its language programs. Students at Berea College paid $910 per year in tuition fees.


Language schools in Kentucky, charge students an average tuition of $15,023 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $32,600 per year, or as little as $910 per year. In 2010, the language schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Kentucky were:

  1. Centre College - located in Danville, students are charged $32,600 per year
  2. Georgetown College - located in Georgetown, students are charged $27,640 per year
  3. Transylvania University - located in Lexington, students are charged $26,740 per year

The following Kentucky language schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Berea College - located in Berea, students are charged $910 per year
  2. Murray State University - located in Murray, students are charged $6,264 per year
  3. Morehead State University - located in Morehead, students are charged $6,492 per year

A language degree from a Kentucky school... what next?

The Kentucky counties with the largest populations of language professional are:

  1. Clark County - 910 language professionals
  2. Bourbon County - 370 language professionals
  3. Anderson County - 370 language professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of language professionals in Kentucky will grow by 18%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,340 language professionals working in Kentucky. The greatest growth for language professional is predicted to be amongst Sign Language Interpreters, who are expected to increase by 20% by 2018.


language professionals in Kentucky earn $52,400 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Kentucky language professional earned as little as less than $20,310 per year or as much as more than $157,920 per year. On average language professional earn the most in the following Kentucky counties:

  1. Hardin County - $74,270 per year
  2. Daviess County - $59,410 per year
  3. Ballard County - $53,425 per year

The following counties in Kentucky have the lowest average salaries for language professional:

  1. Adair County - $40,870 per year
  2. Bell County - $46,063 per year
  3. Bourbon County - $51,690 per year

On average, the highest paid language professionals in Kentucky were:

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $63,140 per year
  2. English As A Second Language Instructor - $53,430 per year
  3. Sign Language Interpreter - $40,630 per year

On average, the lowest paid language professionals in Kentucky were:

  1. English As A Second Language Instructor - $53,430 per year
  2. Sign Language Interpreter - $40,630 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Kentucky statistics regarding a career in language. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as English or education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Language in Kentucky
  • Bachelor's Degree in Language in Kentucky
  • Master's Degree in Language in Kentucky
  • Doctoral Degree in Language in Kentucky

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,925 miles from location University of Kentucky Lexington KY 71.9032 47% 26,295
5,995 miles from location University of Louisville Louisville KY 31.4563 48% 21,016
6,029 miles from location Western Kentucky University Bowling Green KY 30.5056 47% 20,712
5,913 miles from location Eastern Kentucky University Richmond KY 27.7574 48% 16,268
5,927 miles from location Northern Kentucky University Newport KY 25.346 48% 15,378
6,132 miles from location Murray State University Murray KY 29.8511 50% 10,071
5,868 miles from location Morehead State University Morehead KY 25.4731 43% 8,822
5,901 miles from location University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg KY 21.0709 38% 2,955
5,929 miles from location Georgetown College Georgetown KY 28.1481 28% 1,882
5,933 miles from location Thomas More College Ft Mitchell KY 24.073 32% 1,856
5,934 miles from location Asbury University Wilmore KY 30.1239 36% 1,619
5,912 miles from location Berea College Berea KY 68.5998 76% 1,548
5,939 miles from location Centre College Danville KY 72.6114 23% 1,216
5,925 miles from location Transylvania University Lexington KY 65.1239 25% 1,092
6,067 miles from location Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro KY 53.3541 23% 876
6,067 miles from location Brescia University Owensboro KY 21.53 27% 725

Curious what studying Language gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Kentucky

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Speech-Language Pathologists + 1,800 $63,140 12.5%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,050 $53,430 18.0%
Interpreters and Translators + 520 $40,630 136.4%

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