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2021 Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor's Degree Schools

160 Colleges
$31,358 Avg Salary
$23,958 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 122,154 people earned a degree or certificate in communication and journalism, making the major the #13 most popular in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 160 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online bachelor's degree programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online communication and journalism bachelor's degree programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our analysis found Arizona State University - Skysong to be the most popular school for communication and journalism students who want to pursue an online bachelor’s degree in the United States. ASU - Skysong is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Scottsdale.

Women make up 70% of the communication and journalism majors at the school.

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#2

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

The in-demand online bachelor’s degree programs at Ball State University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best communication and journalism schools in the United States. Ball State is a very large public school located in the city of Muncie.

Women make up 57% of the communication and journalism majors at the school.

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#3

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Out of the 160 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Florida landed the # 3 spot on the list. UF is a very large public school located in the city of Gainesville.

About 76% of the students majoring in communication and journalism at the school are women while 24% are male.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southern New Hampshire University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

Of the 397 students majoring in communication and journalism at SNHU, 32% are male and 68% are female.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Florida International University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 75% of the communication and journalism majors at the school.

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University of Central Florida did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for communication and journalism students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public college with a very large student population.

Women make up 69% of the communication and journalism majors at the school.

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Savannah College of Art and Design did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for communication and journalism students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. SCAD is a large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Savannah.

Women make up 75% of the communication and journalism majors at the school.

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#8

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public school with a very large student population.

About 68% of the students majoring in communication and journalism at the school are women while 32% are male.

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#9

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

With a ranking of #9, East Carolina University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for communication and journalism students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Greenville, ECU is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 277 students majoring in communication and journalism at ECU, 28% are male and 72% are female.

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With a ranking of #10, University of Phoenix - Arizona did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for communication and journalism students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

About 70% of the students majoring in communication and journalism at the school are women while 30% are male.

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Ohio University - Athens Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for communication and journalism students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. OHIO Athens is a very large public school located in the distant town of Athens.

Women make up 64% of the communication and journalism majors at the school.

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#12

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

University of Louisville came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Louisville, UofL is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 58% of the students majoring in communication and journalism at the school are women while 42% are male.

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#13

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 201 students majoring in communication and journalism at Grand Canyon University, 27% are male and 73% are female.

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#14

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 312 students majoring in communication and journalism at UARK, 27% are male and 73% are female.

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University of Missouri - Columbia came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Mizzou is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.

Women make up 69% of the communication and journalism majors at the school.

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#16

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY

SUNY Oswego landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online bachelor’s degree communication and journalism programs. Located in the town of Oswego, SUNY Oswego is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

About 54% of the students majoring in communication and journalism at the school are women while 46% are male.

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#17

Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL

Full Sail University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Winter Park, Full Sail University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

About 40% of the students majoring in communication and journalism at the school are women while 60% are male.

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With a ranking of #18, Appalachian State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for communication and journalism students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Located in the town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public college with a large student population.

Of the 323 students majoring in communication and journalism at Appalachian State, 40% are male and 60% are female.

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University of Maryland Global Campus came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public college with a very large student population.

About 72% of the students majoring in communication and journalism at the school are women while 28% are male.

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UCCS is a large public school located in the large city of Colorado Springs.

Women make up 56% of the communication and journalism majors at the school.

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With a ranking of #21, University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for communication and journalism students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Located in the large city of Denver, CU Anschutz is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 150 students majoring in communication and journalism at CU Anschutz, 26% are male and 74% are female.

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#22

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for communication and journalism students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the city of Lawrence, KU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 62% of the students majoring in communication and journalism at the school are women while 38% are male.

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#23

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

University of Memphis ranked #23 on this year’s Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Memphis, UofM is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 134 students majoring in communication and journalism at UofM, 40% are male and 60% are female.

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#24

Ashford University

San Diego, CA

Ashford University ranked #24 on this year’s Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of San Diego, Ashford University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 65% of the communication and journalism majors at the school.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
25 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
26 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
27 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
27 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
29 DePaul University Chicago, IL
30 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
31 University of Denver Denver, CO
32 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
32 Washington State University Pullman, WA

View the Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

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

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

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
Publishing 297

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 306,739
Social Sciences 203,399
Psychology 177,655
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 59,281
History 32,806

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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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