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2021 Best Communication & Journalism (Other) Schools

42 Colleges
$36,210 Avg Salary
$27,463 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Communication & Journalism (Other) School for You

Communication & Journalism (Other) is the #213 most popular major in the country with 1,784 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Communication & Journalism (Other) Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 42 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Communication & Journalism (Other) Schools in the United States

Check out the other communications programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Communication & Journalism (Other) Schools

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Our analysis found Northwestern University to be the best school for communication and journalism (other) students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Northwestern U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Evanston.

The average amount in student loans that other communications majors at Northwestern U take out is $52,131. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $607, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is a great place for communication and journalism (other) students. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

The average amount in student loans that other communications majors at UMN Twin Cities take out is $16,355. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $170.

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The excellent programs at University of St Thomas Minnesota helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best communication and journalism (other) schools in the United States. UST MN is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

After completing their degree, other communications graduates from UST MN carry an average student debtload of $25,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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#4

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Out of the 42 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Marquette University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Marquette is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Milwaukee.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Communication & Journalism (Other) Schools list. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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#6

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

With a ranking of #6, DeSales University did quite well on this year’s best schools for communication and journalism (other) students. DeSales is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Center Valley.

Other Communications majors at DeSales take out an average of $23,250 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $241.

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#7

Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

Augustana College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Communication & Journalism (Other) Schools list. Augustana is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Rock Island.

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#8

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for communication and journalism (other) students. It came in at #8 on the list. Gonzaga is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Spokane.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus ranked #9 on this year’s Best Communication & Journalism (Other) Schools list. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, other communications graduates from Ohio State take out $19,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $197, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best communication and journalism (other) programs. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the small city of University Park.

On average, other communications graduates from Penn State University Park take out $25,468 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $264.

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Communication & Journalism (Other) by Region

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Middle Atlantic
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Southwest
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Communication & Journalism (Other) is one of 5 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Other Communications

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 68,301
Public Relations & Advertising 20,156
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 16,150
Journalism 15,466
Publishing 297

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Josh Hallett.

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