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Schools Offering Language Programs in Pennsylvania

Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Pennsylvania receive language degrees every year. That means an estimated 1,284 language professionals graduate from Pennsylvania's 76 language schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Pennsylvania, which is located in Philadelphia, is the top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a language program. It received a ranking of 4th in the country in 2010. 141 students graduated with a degree in language from University of Pennsylvania in 2010. University of Pennsylvania charged in-state students $40,514 in tuition fees per year.

Swarthmore College, which is located in Swarthmore, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a language program. It received a ranking of 15th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 25 students graduated from Swarthmore College language program. Tuition at Swarthmore College was $39,600 per year.

The third-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a language program is Carnegie Mellon University, which is located in Pittsburgh. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. 17 students graduated with degree in language from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010. The tuition rate at Carnegie Mellon University was $42,136 per year.


Tuition at Pennsylvania's language schools ranges from $42,342 per year to $2,720 per year. But, the average tuition is $24,933 per year. In 2010, the following Pennsylvania language schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Bucknell University - located in Lewisburg, students are charged $42,342 per year
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $42,136 per year
  3. Dickinson College - located in Carlisle, students are charged $41,520 per year

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

  1. Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
  2. Community College of Philadelphia - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $4,320 per year
  3. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - located in Bloomsburg, students are charged $7,456 per year

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

The largest populations of Pennsylvania language professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Bucks County - 3,000 language professionals
  2. Allegheny County - 1,990 language professionals
  3. Warren County - 690 language professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 5,500 language professionals will be working in Pennsylvania. This would require the number of language professional to grow by 6%.


On average, language professionals earn $61,503 per year. In 2010, however, some Pennsylvania language professional earned as little as less than $19,900 per year or as much as more than $129,930 per year. On average language professional earn the most in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. York County - $74,860 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $73,385 per year
  3. Adams County - $69,880 per year

Language professionals in the following counties in Pennsylvania make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Bradford County - $50,885 per year
  2. Erie County - $53,870 per year
  3. Berks County - $58,847 per year

The language professionals with highest average salaries in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $70,870 per year
  2. English As A Second Language Instructor - $69,210 per year
  3. Sign Language Interpreter - $44,430 per year

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

  1. English As A Second Language Instructor - $69,210 per year
  2. Sign Language Interpreter - $44,430 per year

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Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Pennsylvania statistics regarding a career in language and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Language in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Language in Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Degree in Language in Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Language in Pennsylvania

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 4,480 $69,210 33.3%
Speech-Language Pathologists 4,000 $70,870 10.2%
Interpreters and Translators 860 $44,430 207.1%

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