Norwegian Language and Literature
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Overview
Norwegian language and literature is a program that focuses on the Norwegian language and related dialects. includes instruction in philology; dialects; literature; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.
Highlights
Career with the highest median salary ($102K) where most workers have a Bachelor's Degree: Sales Managers
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Careers for program graduates
Norwegian language and literature majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Elementary and Middle School S...Postsecondary TeachersSpecialized ManagersLawyers, and judges, magistrat...ClergySecondary School TeachersCustomer Service Representativ...Accountants and AuditorsEducation and childcare admini...Secretaries and Administrative...Software DevelopersPhysiciansProject Management SpecialistsFirst-Line Supervisors of Reta...Financial ManagersChief executives and legislato...Management AnalystsRegistered NursesRetail SalespersonsInterpreters and TranslatorsLabor Relations Specialists
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Current completions
What level of degree do most graduates achieve, and do they match what your goals?
05100-1 Year CertificateBachelor's Degree
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Completions over time
Have completions for less common foreign languages changed over time? Increasing completions may mean you'll likely have an easier time finding a school that offers this degree, with the opposite being true as well.
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Salary and Debt
How are students who recently completed a degree in Norwegian language and literature doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field germanic languages, literatures, and linguistics, which includes Norwegian language and literature.
Median cumulative loan amount
$28K$0$10K$20K$30K$40KBachelor's
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How does the median (middle) salary for less common foreign languages majors compare to the median salaries for other college majors?
$56K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K
Distribution: less common foreign languages majors' salaries by education level
What is the salary distribution for graduates with a bachelor's inless common foreign languages by the level of their highest degree (Graduate degrees may not be in the same field as the bachelor’s)
$63K$49K$73K$81K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KBachelor'sMaster'sDoctorateProfessional
We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.
Is a bachelor's degree all you need?
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in less common foreign languages
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in less common foreign languages. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
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Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 47% of less common foreign languages majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of less common foreign languages majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 76% of other fields.
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Context: Percentage salary boost obtained with a graduate degree
How important is a graduate degree for earning a higher salary? We can see the difference in salary of workers with a bachelors in this degree to workers with a bachelor’s AND a graduate degree.
28%48%64%0%20%40%60%80%Bachelor's to Master'sBachelor's to DoctorateBachelor's to Professional
Careers
Top careers for those with a degree in less common foreign languages
Following are the most frequent jobs held by people who earned a bachelor's degree in Less Common Foreign Languages (which combines 35 programs), though may not be limited to just those with a bachelor’s.
  1. Elementary and Middle School School Teachers
  2. Postsecondary Teachers
  3. Specialized Managers
  4. Lawyers, and judges, magistrates, and similar judicial professionals
  5. Clergy
  6. Secondary School Teachers
  7. Customer Service Representatives
  8. Accountants and Auditors
  9. Education and childcare administrators
  10. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
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Careers for less common foreign languages majors
Where do less common foreign languages majors work, and how well do those jobs pay? A ** in the job title indicates that the Department of Education recommends this job for this program.
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The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in less common foreign languages
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by less common foreign languages graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
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Elementary and Middl...Postsecondary Teache...Specialized ManagersLawyers, and judges,...ClergySecondary School Tea...Customer Service Rep...Accountants and Audi...Education and childc...Secretaries and Admi...All othersThis degreeTop 10 Careers
Where can I complete this degree
Explore schools that offer Norwegian language and literature degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
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The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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Careers for less common foreign languages majors
less common foreign languages is part of a larger collection of programs: Linguistics and Foreign Languages and Literature. Is there a different program that's close to less common foreign languages that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Gender
Gender of recent graduates
Of all people with any degree in Norwegian language and literature earned in the last academic year, 50% were women.
Gender
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Context: Gender representation
How does the gender distribution in this major compare to all other majors?
56%44%0%20%40%60%80%100%WomenMen
Context: Percentage women
This major has a lower percentage of women than 55% other programs.
Distribution: salaries by gender
Does gender greatly influence your salary with this degree? The closer the bar are, the less discrepancy there is.
$63K$53K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250KWomenMen
Context: Salary inequity
For less common foreign languages graduates, men have a 19% higher median salary than women, This is near the middle of salary differentials within each program's graduates.
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Race/Origin
Race/Origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all Norwegian language and literature graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 73% of other programs.
Race/Origin
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Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
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Completions over time
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International
Not Reported
Multiracial
American Indian
Asian
Hispanic
Pacific Islander
Black
White
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 97% of other programs.