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2021 Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools

52 Colleges
$31,697 Avg Salary
$25,006 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Community Organization & Advocacy School for You

In 2018-2019, 2,832 people earned a degree or certificate in community organization and advocacy, making the major the #187 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.

The Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 52 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Community Organization & Advocacy Colleges.

Top 10 Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Our 2021 rankings named Northwestern University the best school in the United States for community organization and advocacy students. Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern U is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

On average, community organization graduates from Northwestern U take out $28,212 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $320, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Vanderbilt University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools list. Vanderbilt is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Nashville.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor, U of Michigan is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that community organization majors at U of Michigan take out is $41,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $478, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Out of the 52 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Virginia Tech landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

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#5

Clark University

Worcester, MA

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Clark University is a great place for community organization and advocacy students. Clark is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Worcester.

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#6

Anna Maria College

Paxton, MA

Anna Maria College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for community organization and advocacy students. It came in at #6 on the list. Anna Maria is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Paxton.

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Metropolitan State University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best community organization and advocacy programs. Located in the city of Saint Paul, Metropolitan State University is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#8

New York University

New York, NY

With a ranking of #8, New York University did quite well on this year’s best schools for community organization and advocacy students. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

On average, community organization graduates from NYU take out $21,437 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $222.

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#9

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for community organization and advocacy students. It came in at #9 on the list. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ithaca.

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#10

Nazareth College

Rochester, NY

Nazareth College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for community organization and advocacy students. It came in at #10 on the list. Nazareth is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Rochester.

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Community Organization & Advocacy by Region

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One of 5 majors within the area of study, community organization and advocacy has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Work 57,499
Public Administration 17,444
Human Services 13,768
Public Policy 6,021
Other Public Administration 971

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).

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