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Great Schools for Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

Each of these schools outperforms the median for post-graduation salaries!

Best Communication and Journalism Schools for your money

These universities have high retention rates and strong post-graduation income for students. Schools are sorted by average price pell grant recipients pay. In-state tuition is used for public universities. Click on the school name to see a full analysis.

  1. California State University-Dominguez Hills, California – $3,221
  2. California State University-Los Angeles, California – $3,996
  3. Berea College, Kentucky – $4,706
  4. CUNY Lehman College, New York – $5,454
  5. California State University-Fresno, California – $5,874
  6. California State University-San Bernardino, California – $6,408
  7. CUNY City College, New York – $6,773
  8. CUNY Queens College, New York – $6,775
  9. California State University-Stanislaus, California – $6,889
  10. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, New York – $7,193
  11. CUNY Brooklyn College, New York – $7,361
  12. Arizona State University-West, Arizona – $7,619
  13. CUNY Hunter College, New York – $7,887
  14. California State University-Fullerton, California – $8,311
  15. College of Staten Island CUNY, New York – $9,246
  16. California State University-Sacramento, California – $9,266
  17. University of North Georgia, Georgia – $9,362
  18. California State University-San Marcos, California – $9,451
  19. Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana – $9,561
  20. California State University-Long Beach, California – $9,733
  21. Farmingdale State College, New York – $9,784
  22. SUNY College at Old Westbury, New York – $10,448
  23. California State University-Monterey Bay, California – $10,925
  24. University of Washington-Bothell Campus, Washington – $11,121
  25. University of South Florida-Main Campus, Florida – $11,249
  26. Wayne State University, Michigan – $11,366
  27. Arizona State University-Tempe, Arizona – $11,572
  28. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix, Arizona – $11,581
  29. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, Georgia – $11,639
  30. Arizona State University-Polytechnic, Arizona – $11,755
  31. University of Florida, Florida – $12,159
  32. Fashion Institute of Technology, New York – $12,234
  33. Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey – $12,360
  34. Truman State University, Missouri – $12,362
  35. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, California – $12,484
  36. University of Utah, Utah – $12,674
  37. Brigham Young University-Provo, Utah – $12,795
  38. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, New Mexico – $12,827
  39. Pomona College, California – $12,873
  40. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Washington – $12,957
  41. University of North Florida, Florida – $13,100
  42. Appalachian State University, North Carolina – $13,171
  43. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina – $13,210
  44. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida – $13,212
  45. The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas – $13,343
  46. Florida International University, Florida – $13,398
  47. Stony Brook University, New York – $13,467
  48. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, Oklahoma – $13,538
  49. Purdue University-Main Campus, Indiana – $13,545
  50. University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois – $13,562
  51. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Louisiana – $13,624
  52. San Francisco State University, California – $13,655
  53. University of California-Irvine, California – $13,712
  54. Saint Peter’s University, New Jersey – $13,774
  55. University of Georgia, Georgia – $13,822
  56. California State University-Chico, California – $13,845
  57. Iowa State University, Iowa – $13,947
  58. Stanford University, California – $14,155
  59. University of Nevada-Reno, Nevada – $14,164
  60. University of Iowa, Iowa – $14,192
  61. Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana – $14,303
  62. San Jose State University, California – $14,376
  63. Western Carolina University, North Carolina – $14,433
  64. Madonna University, Michigan – $14,458
  65. University of California-Berkeley, California – $14,468
  66. University of Mississippi, Mississippi – $14,494
  67. San Diego State University, California – $14,585
  68. Michigan Technological University, Michigan – $14,638
  69. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina – $14,665
  70. California State University-Channel Islands, California – $14,672
  71. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, North Carolina – $14,682
  72. Georgia State University, Georgia – $14,773
  73. University of California-San Diego, California – $14,775
  74. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan – $14,897
  75. University of California-Santa Barbara, California – $14,900
  76. Florida State University, Florida – $14,985
  77. SUNY College at Plattsburgh, New York – $14,991
  78. University of North Dakota, North Dakota – $15,045
  79. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Wisconsin – $15,069
  80. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Wisconsin – $15,093
  81. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York, Pennsylvania – $15,135
  82. East Carolina University, North Carolina – $15,203
  83. SUNY College at Brockport, New York – $15,305
  84. University of California-Davis, California – $15,309
  85. University of Houston, Texas – $15,399
  86. University of Central Florida, Florida – $15,409
  87. Texas A & M University-College Station, Texas – $15,440
  88. Ball State University, Indiana – $15,521
  89. University of Oregon, Oregon – $15,619
  90. Goshen College, Indiana – $15,642
  91. University of Arkansas, Arkansas – $15,648
  92. Mississippi State University, Mississippi – $15,656
  93. University of Northern Iowa, Iowa – $15,666
  94. University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska – $15,768
  95. Western Washington University, Washington – $15,845
  96. SUNY College at Oswego, New York – $15,928
  97. University of Louisville, Kentucky – $15,968
  98. Fresno Pacific University, California – $16,020
  99. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin – $16,021
  100. University of Arizona, Arizona – $16,150
  101. State University of New York at New Paltz, New York – $16,333
  102. Texas Tech University, Texas – $16,450
  103. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama – $16,475
  104. Georgia Southern University, Georgia – $16,480
  105. Grand Valley State University, Michigan – $16,496
  106. Salem College, North Carolina – $16,504
  107. Mississippi College, Mississippi – $16,660
  108. Sonoma State University, California – $16,721
  109. University of Delaware, Delaware – $16,736
  110. University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina – $16,793
  111. Felician University, New Jersey – $16,861
  112. University of New Hampshire at Manchester, New Hampshire – $16,868
  113. Freed-Hardeman University, Tennessee – $16,882
  114. SUNY at Albany, New York – $16,888
  115. University of Maryland-College Park, Maryland – $16,928
  116. St. Joseph’s College-New York, New York – $16,976
  117. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minnesota – $16,993
  118. SUNY Oneonta, New York – $17,009
  119. Kansas State University, Kansas – $17,023
  120. Michigan State University, Michigan – $17,120
  121. University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri – $17,157
  122. University at Buffalo, New York – $17,163
  123. Ohio State University-Main Campus, Ohio – $17,231
  124. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus, Oklahoma – $17,288
  125. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska – $17,311
  126. William Carey University, Mississippi – $17,348
  127. Loras College, Iowa – $17,540
  128. University of Kentucky, Kentucky – $17,617
  129. Towson University, Maryland – $17,628
  130. Harding University, Arkansas – $17,803
  131. Grace College and Theological Seminary, Indiana – $17,809
  132. University of Vermont, Vermont – $17,831
  133. Vanderbilt University, Tennessee – $17,929
  134. University of Kansas, Kansas – $18,234
  135. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois – $18,243
  136. Albion College, Michigan – $18,307
  137. Colorado State University-Fort Collins, Colorado – $18,318
  138. Elmhurst College, Illinois – $18,349
  139. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas – $18,422
  140. SUNY at Purchase College, New York – $18,597
  141. Kent State University at Kent, Ohio – $18,680
  142. Walsh University, Ohio – $18,756
  143. Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion, Indiana – $18,773
  144. John Brown University, Arkansas – $18,777
  145. SUNY College at Geneseo, New York – $18,801
  146. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, California – $18,845
  147. Salisbury University, Maryland – $18,887
  148. Niagara University, New York – $18,888
  149. University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Pennsylvania – $19,053
  150. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Tennessee – $19,076
  151. University of South Carolina-Columbia, South Carolina – $19,095
  152. University of St Thomas, Texas – $19,161
  153. University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island – $19,216
  154. Stockton University, New Jersey – $19,233
  155. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania – $19,239
  156. Augustana University, South Dakota – $19,293
  157. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin – $19,320
  158. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Massachusetts – $19,324
  159. Georgia College & State University, Georgia – $19,370
  160. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia – $19,413
  161. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama – $19,423
  162. Cornerstone University, Michigan – $19,543
  163. Geneva College, Pennsylvania – $19,688
  164. University of La Verne, California – $19,863
  165. University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Maryland – $19,937
  166. Huntington University, Indiana – $20,021
  167. James Madison University, Virginia – $20,036
  168. Ripon College, Wisconsin – $20,041
  169. Lewis University, Illinois – $20,117
  170. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Jersey – $20,166
  171. Canisius College, New York – $20,346
  172. Andrews University, Michigan – $20,484
  173. Oregon State University, Oregon – $20,581
  174. Mercer University, Georgia – $20,704
  175. Westminster College, Pennsylvania – $20,721
  176. Cedarville University, Ohio – $20,743
  177. Longwood University, Virginia – $20,744
  178. Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota – $20,801
  179. Valparaiso University, Indiana – $20,871
  180. Illinois State University, Illinois – $20,969
  181. Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma – $21,001
  182. Ramapo College of New Jersey, New Jersey – $21,022
  183. Houghton College, New York – $21,124
  184. Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia – $21,136
  185. University of Connecticut, Connecticut – $21,223
  186. Saint Vincent College, Pennsylvania – $21,326
  187. Temple University, Pennsylvania – $21,335
  188. University of Evansville, Indiana – $21,336
  189. Alma College, Michigan – $21,351
  190. Centenary University, New Jersey – $21,402
  191. St Catherine University, Minnesota – $21,529
  192. Vassar College, New York – $21,581
  193. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – $21,656
  194. University of Northwestern-St Paul, Minnesota – $21,660
  195. The University of Alabama, Alabama – $21,676
  196. Montclair State University, New Jersey – $21,727
  197. Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois – $21,803
  198. Mercyhurst University, Pennsylvania – $21,847
  199. Trinity Christian College, Illinois – $21,850
  200. University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan – $21,872
  201. Hanover College, Indiana – $21,886
  202. Gannon University, Pennsylvania – $21,929
  203. Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio – $21,964
  204. Auburn University, Alabama – $21,984
  205. The College of Saint Scholastica, Minnesota – $21,995
  206. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, Ohio – $22,002
  207. Ohio University-Main Campus, Ohio – $22,058
  208. Marywood University, Pennsylvania – $22,061
  209. Millsaps College, Mississippi – $22,065
  210. DePauw University, Indiana – $22,066
  211. Milwaukee School of Engineering, Wisconsin – $22,095
  212. Northwestern College, Iowa – $22,158
  213. Rowan University, New Jersey – $22,224
  214. Austin College, Texas – $22,235
  215. Saint Edward’s University, Texas – $22,297
  216. Miami University-Oxford, Ohio – $22,307
  217. Concordia College at Moorhead, Minnesota – $22,379
  218. Dordt College, Iowa – $22,430
  219. William Jewell College, Missouri – $22,542
  220. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts – $22,549
  221. Wartburg College, Iowa – $22,599
  222. Le Moyne College, New York – $22,638
  223. Transylvania University, Kentucky – $22,826
  224. Lipscomb University, Tennessee – $22,895
  225. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks, Pennsylvania – $22,907
  226. Christopher Newport University, Virginia – $22,965
  227. Southwestern University, Texas – $22,994
  228. Saint Mary’s College, Indiana – $23,016
  229. St Bonaventure University, New York – $23,047
  230. Berry College, Georgia – $23,058
  231. Lake Forest College, Illinois – $23,121
  232. University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado – $23,127
  233. Georgian Court University, New Jersey – $23,208
  234. Birmingham Southern College, Alabama – $23,227
  235. University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania – $23,281
  236. Trinity University, Texas – $23,341
  237. University of Tulsa, Oklahoma – $23,392
  238. Augustana College, Illinois – $23,517
  239. Otterbein University, Ohio – $23,519
  240. Carroll University, Wisconsin – $23,579
  241. Gwynedd Mercy University, Pennsylvania – $23,598
  242. Westminster College, Utah – $23,792
  243. Rockhurst University, Missouri – $23,826
  244. Allegheny College, Pennsylvania – $23,850
  245. Bellarmine University, Kentucky – $23,878
  246. Clark University, Massachusetts – $23,979
  247. Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania – $23,984
  248. Salve Regina University, Rhode Island – $24,026
  249. Misericordia University, Pennsylvania – $24,095
  250. Calvin College, Michigan – $24,115
  251. Pacific Lutheran University, Washington – $24,136
  252. Howard University, Washington D.C. – $24,156
  253. Regis University, Colorado – $24,204
  254. Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus, New Jersey – $24,253
  255. Florida Southern College, Florida – $24,442
  256. Ohio Northern University, Ohio – $24,468
  257. Taylor University, Indiana – $24,532
  258. Luther College, Iowa – $24,612
  259. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona, Pennsylvania – $24,696
  260. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College, Pennsylvania – $24,699
  261. University of Richmond, Virginia – $24,699
  262. Saint Francis University, Pennsylvania – $24,700
  263. Randolph-Macon College, Virginia – $24,858
  264. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus, New Hampshire – $24,879
  265. Saint Norbert College, Wisconsin – $24,898
  266. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Maine – $24,992
  267. Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania – $25,045
  268. Hamilton College, New York – $25,074
  269. Wheaton College, Illinois – $25,101
  270. Fontbonne University, Missouri – $25,125
  271. Robert Morris University, Pennsylvania – $25,191
  272. The College of Wooster, Ohio – $25,385
  273. Union University, Tennessee – $25,437
  274. Bethel University, Minnesota – $25,446
  275. Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio – $25,568
  276. Maryville University of Saint Louis, Missouri – $25,596
  277. Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma – $25,637
  278. John Carroll University, Ohio – $25,718
  279. The Master’s University and Seminary, California – $25,794
  280. Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio – $25,815
  281. Juniata College, Pennsylvania – $25,880
  282. Pitzer College, California – $25,912
  283. Hope College, Michigan – $25,938
  284. St Lawrence University, New York – $25,966
  285. Messiah College, Pennsylvania – $26,096
  286. Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania – $26,170
  287. Washington & Jefferson College, Pennsylvania – $26,222
  288. Whitworth University, Washington – $26,394
  289. Bradley University, Illinois – $26,407
  290. Northwestern University, Illinois – $26,423
  291. St John’s University-New York, New York – $26,531
  292. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Pennsylvania – $26,563
  293. The College of New Jersey, New Jersey – $26,581
  294. Washington and Lee University, Virginia – $26,659
  295. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minnesota – $26,710
  296. Saint John Fisher College, New York – $26,827
  297. Linfield College-McMinnville Campus, Oregon – $26,979
  298. Macalester College, Minnesota – $27,004
  299. Asbury University, Kentucky – $27,061
  300. Seton Hall University, New Jersey – $27,213
  301. Azusa Pacific University, California – $27,257
  302. George Fox University, Oregon – $27,281
  303. Drake University, Iowa – $27,347
  304. Rochester Institute of Technology, New York – $27,348
  305. Xavier University, Ohio – $27,391
  306. Regis College, Massachusetts – $27,502
  307. Springfield College, Massachusetts – $27,502
  308. Gordon College, Massachusetts – $27,517
  309. Simmons College, Massachusetts – $27,575
  310. Widener University, Pennsylvania – $27,792
  311. Shenandoah University, Virginia – $27,823
  312. Denison University, Ohio – $27,944
  313. Furman, South Carolina – $28,038
  314. Wake Forest University, North Carolina – $28,082
  315. Roanoke College, Virginia – $28,096
  316. Seattle Pacific University, Washington – $28,105
  317. Goucher College, Maryland – $28,106
  318. Molloy College, New York – $28,126
  319. Nazareth College, New York – $28,162
  320. Lawrence Technological University, Michigan – $28,184
  321. Creighton University, Nebraska – $28,254
  322. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, Pennsylvania – $28,261
  323. Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania – $28,383
  324. Northeastern University, Massachusetts – $28,565
  325. Assumption College, Massachusetts – $28,590
  326. Ursinus College, Pennsylvania – $28,627
  327. Duquesne University, Pennsylvania – $28,628
  328. Brown University, Rhode Island – $28,629
  329. University of Dayton, Ohio – $28,866
  330. Samford University, Alabama – $29,026
  331. Lesley University, Massachusetts – $29,084
  332. Monmouth University, New Jersey – $29,086
  333. Florida Institute of Technology, Florida – $29,128
  334. Adelphi University, New York – $29,128
  335. Saint Louis University, Missouri – $29,157
  336. University of Denver, Colorado – $29,453
  337. Immaculata University, Pennsylvania – $29,647
  338. University of St Thomas, Minnesota – $29,713
  339. DePaul University, Illinois – $29,752
  340. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, Pennsylvania – $29,806
  341. Claremont McKenna College, California – $29,961
  342. University of Southern California, California – $29,977
  343. Saint Michael’s College, Vermont – $30,019
  344. Pacific University, Oregon – $30,035
  345. Stonehill College, Massachusetts – $30,035
  346. University of Miami, Florida – $30,136
  347. California Lutheran University, California – $30,329
  348. Marquette University, Wisconsin – $30,382
  349. Scripps College, California – $30,472
  350. Woodbury University, California – $30,483
  351. Cornell University, New York – $30,498
  352. Clarkson University, New York – $30,662
  353. Point Loma Nazarene University, California – $30,718
  354. Syracuse University, New York – $30,722
  355. Biola University, California – $30,791
  356. University of the Pacific, California – $30,829
  357. University of New Haven, Connecticut – $30,976
  358. Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania – $30,987
  359. University of Portland, Oregon – $31,063
  360. Eckerd College, Florida – $31,151
  361. Manhattan College, New York – $31,167
  362. Butler University, Indiana – $31,211
  363. University of San Francisco, California – $31,254
  364. Hofstra University, New York – $31,815
  365. Lewis & Clark College, Oregon – $31,865
  366. Rollins College, Florida – $31,866
  367. Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire – $31,998
  368. Dominican University of California, California – $32,091
  369. Hobart William Smith Colleges, New York – $32,355
  370. University of Scranton, Pennsylvania – $32,499
  371. Lehigh University, Pennsylvania – $32,501
  372. Merrimack College, Massachusetts – $32,742
  373. Southern Methodist University, Texas – $32,882
  374. Loyola University Maryland, Maryland – $32,920
  375. Tulane University of Louisiana, Louisiana – $32,946
  376. Seattle University, Washington – $33,170
  377. Saint Mary’s College of California, California – $33,325
  378. Baylor University, Texas – $33,477
  379. Whitman College, Washington – $33,482
  380. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York – $33,629
  381. Roger Williams University, Rhode Island – $33,720
  382. Loyola University Chicago, Illinois – $33,764
  383. University of San Diego, California – $33,821
  384. Endicott College, Massachusetts – $33,848
  385. Ithaca College, New York – $34,042
  386. Saint Joseph’s University, Pennsylvania – $34,068
  387. Texas Christian University, Texas – $34,129
  388. Hampton University, Virginia – $34,173
  389. Belmont University, Tennessee – $34,327
  390. Boston College, Massachusetts – $34,356
  391. Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. – $34,542
  392. Pepperdine University, California – $34,808
  393. Westmont College, California – $34,812
  394. Marist College, New York – $34,868
  395. Boston University, Massachusetts – $34,914
  396. George Washington University, Washington D.C. – $35,282
  397. American University, Washington D.C. – $35,325
  398. Elon University, North Carolina – $35,619
  399. Fordham University, New York – $35,932
  400. Drexel University, Pennsylvania – $36,050
  401. Bryant University, Rhode Island – $36,199
  402. Champlain College, Vermont – $36,409
  403. The New School, New York – $36,702
  404. Santa Clara University, California – $36,820
  405. Fairfield University, Connecticut – $36,841
  406. University of Puget Sound, Washington – $37,324
  407. New York University, New York – $37,362
  408. Quinnipiac University, Connecticut – $37,626
  409. Villanova University, Pennsylvania – $38,229
  410. Loyola Marymount University, California – $38,244
  411. High Point University, North Carolina – $38,492
  412. Sacred Heart University, Connecticut – $38,951
  413. Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia – $39,690
  414. Gonzaga University, Washington – $39,831
  415. School of Visual Arts, New York – $40,091
  416. Chapman University, California – $40,769
  417. Emerson College, Massachusetts – $41,998
  418. Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida – $43,016

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