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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 3.98%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 2.52%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 4.68%
Average Wage
growing 3.89%
People in Workforce
declining 1.58%
Average Employee Age
growing 1.58%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in French Language & Literature and the types of students that study this field. University of Virginia-Main Campus awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Westminster College and Middlebury College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in French Language & Literature. Tuition costs for French Language & Literature majors are, on average, $7,238 for in-state public colleges, and $39,360 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with French Language & Literature programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.


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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 Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals.


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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 44.3, 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 (2,163) of the degrees.

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

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 French Language & Literature 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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