Top Spanish Departments

Following are the top rated Spanish departments in the United States:

Vanderbilt University - The Chronicle of Higher Education reported in the January 12, 2007 issue that the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Vanderbilt University was ranked No. 1 as the most productive graduate program in the both Spanish and Portuguese studies in the country by The Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, partly financed by the State University of New York at Stony Brook and produced by Academic Analytics.

University of California, Davis - Ranked as the top Spanish department in the country in 2008 in faculty scholarly productivity (Chronicle of Higher Education). It is also ranked on the top 5% of Spanish Graduate Programs in the country by the National Research Council (NRC) in their 2010 latest assessment.

Indiana University Bloomington - The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers courses at all levels, elementary through graduate, in the language, literatures and cultures of Spain and Spanish America; Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa; and Catalonia. The department is highly regarded in national rankings. In the Gourman report, the Spanish undergraduate program is ranked 11th (out of 479 undergraduate programs) in the country

University of Virginia - The Spanish Department is ranked at the top among public universities, offering a broad variety of language, culture and literature courses, leading to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees in Spanish and Spanish American studies.

Texas Tech University - The Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures (CMLL) Spanish Program is ranked among the top U.S. programs by the National Research Council.

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