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2021 Best Publishing Schools

12 Colleges
$43,650 Avg Salary
$54,266 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Publishing School for You

In 2018-2019, 297 people earned a degree or certificate in publishing, making the major the #318 most popular in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Publishing Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 12 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Publishing Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for publishing majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Publishing Schools

Our analysis found George Washington University to be the best school for publishing students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, publishing majors at GWU accumulate an average of around $32,178 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $375.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Brigham Young University - Provo. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Publishing Schools list. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Provo.

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Emerson College

Boston, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Emerson College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Publishing Schools list. Located in the city of Boston, Emerson is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Publishing majors at Emerson take out an average of $41,000 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $478, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Belmont University

Nashville, TN

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Belmont University is a great place for publishing students. Belmont is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Nashville.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Minnesota State University - Moorhead is a great place for publishing students. Located in the suburb of Moorhead, Minnesota State University - Moorhead is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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CUNY City College

New York, NY

CUNY City College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Publishing Schools ranking. Located in the city of New York, City is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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New York University

New York, NY

With a ranking of #7, New York University did quite well on this year’s best schools for publishing students. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

On average, publishing graduates from NYU take out $108,434 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $1,263.

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Portland State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for publishing students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large city of Portland, Portland State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

With a ranking of #9, Drexel University did quite well on this year’s best schools for publishing students. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#10

The Master's College and Seminary

Santa Clarita, CA

The Master’s College and Seminary ranked #10 on this year’s Best Publishing Schools list. The Master's College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Santa Clarita.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 5 majors within the area of study, publishing has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 68,301
Public Relations & Advertising 20,156
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 16,150
Journalism 15,466
Communication & Journalism (Other) 1,784

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 12 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 Harris & Ewing.

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