Language in Louisiana

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Schools Offering Language Programs in Louisiana


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Louisiana students graduate with degrees in language. In other words, every year an estimated 213 language professionals graduate from Louisiana's 17 language schools.

Top Schools

Tulane University of Louisiana, which was ranked 18th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Louisiana that has a language program. It is located in New Orleans. 51 students graduated with a degree in language from Tulane University of Louisiana in 2010. The tuition rate at Tulane University of Louisiana was $41,884 per year.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, which was ranked 26th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Louisiana that has a language program. It is located in Baton Rouge. In 2010, 54 students graduated from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College language program. Students at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College paid $5,764 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Louisiana with a language program is Centenary College of Louisiana, which is located in Shreveport. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. In 2010, Centenary College of Louisiana graduated 9 students from its language programs. Centenary College of Louisiana charged in-state students $24,080 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Language schools in Louisiana, charge students an average tuition of $11,232 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $41,884 per year, or as little as $2,955 per year. In 2010, the following Louisiana language schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Tulane University of Louisiana - located in New Orleans, students are charged $41,884 per year
  2. Loyola University New Orleans - located in New Orleans, students are charged $31,754 per year
  3. Centenary College of Louisiana - located in Shreveport, students are charged $24,080 per year

The language schools in Louisiana that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Delgado Community College - located in New Orleans, students are charged $2,955 per year
  2. McNeese State University - located in Lake Charles, students are charged $3,987 per year
  3. Southeastern Louisiana University - located in Hammond, students are charged $4,000 per year

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

The following counties have the largest number of Louisiana language professionals:

  1. Ascension County - 650 language professionals
  2. Jefferson Davis County - 420 language professionals
  3. Acadia County - 150 language professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of language professionals in Louisiana will grow by 14%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,480 language professionals working in Louisiana. The greatest growth for language professional is predicted to be amongst Sign Language Interpreters, who are expected to increase by 16% by 2018.

Salary

language professionals in Louisiana make an average of $48,977 per year. However, this number is only an average. Language professional in Louisiana had varying salaries from $15,790 to $133,910 per year in 2010. The counties in Louisiana with the highest average salary for language professionals are:

  1. Bienville County - $79,810 per year
  2. Grant County - $75,460 per year
  3. Lafayette County - $69,070 per year

On average, language professionals earn the least in the following Louisiana counties:

  1. Ascension County - $45,763 per year
  2. Bossier County - $48,130 per year
  3. Lafourche County - $50,840 per year

The language professionals with highest average salaries in Louisiana were:

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $60,780 per year
  2. English As A Second Language Instructor - $54,690 per year
  3. Sign Language Interpreter - $31,460 per year

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

  1. English As A Second Language Instructor - $54,690 per year
  2. Sign Language Interpreter - $31,460 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in language in Louisiana and to compare salaries with various related fields such as English or education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Language in Louisiana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Language in Louisiana
  • Master's Degree in Language in Louisiana
  • Doctoral Degree in Language in Louisiana
  • Certificate in Language in Louisiana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,300 $60,780 73.3%
2
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 550 $54,690 111.5%
3
Interpreters and Translators 450 $31,460 350.0%
 

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