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2021 Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies in Oregon

Communication & Media Studies is a popular major and Oregon is the 32nd most popular state for students studying this major. 455 of the 66,279 Communication & Media Studies degrees awarded last year were given by schools in Oregon. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies in Oregon ranking analyzed 6 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in communication and media studies. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for Communication & Media Studies students in Oregon.

Choosing a Great Communication & Media Studies School

Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies in Oregon Your choice of communication and media studies school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Communication & Media Studies graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent communication and media studies graduates from Oregon colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $30,683 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Communication & Media Studies students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other communication and media studies students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized communication and media studies related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Communication & Media Studies students in Oregon.

Best Schools to Study Communication & Media Studies in Oregon

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Communication & Media Studies degree.

Best Communications Colleges in Oregon

#1

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

Lewis & Clark College is a wonderful option for students pursuing a Communication & Media Studies major. Lewis and Clark College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Portland.

Lewis & Clark College communication and media studies majors receive $3,317 more than the typical communications student.

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#2

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University is a good decision for individuals interested in a Communication & Media Studies major. Located in the small city Corvallis, Oregon State is a public school with a very large student population.

Students who complete this program report average early career earnings of $31,200.

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It is hard to beat Linfield College - McMinnville Campus if you want to study communication and media studies. Linfield is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of McMinnville.

Students who graduate from the communications program earn around $26,700 in the first couple years of their career.

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Any student pursuing a degree in communication and media studies has to look into Portland State University. Located in the large city Portland, Portland State University is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Graduates of the communications program state that they receive average early career wages of $31,400.

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Located in the suburb Ashland, Southern Oregon University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Students who graduate from the communications program earn about $29,300 for their early career.

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Located in the fringe town Monmouth, Western Oregon State College is a public college with a small student population.

Students who graduate from the communications program earn around $31,500 in the first couple years of working.

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Best Communication & Media Studies Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Media Studies Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 316 12,702
Washington 293 1,277
Nevada 190 292
Hawaii 162 264
Alaska 120 14

One of 5 majors within the Communication & Journalism area of study, Communication & Media Studies has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Relations & Advertising 610
Journalism 158
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 156
Publishing 35
Communication & Journalism (Other) 13

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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 UNU-WIDER from Helsinki, Finland. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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