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2023 Best Communication & Media Studies Schools in New Jersey

16 Colleges in New Jersey
1,539 Communications Degrees Awarded
$31,519 Avg Early-Career Salary
Communication & Media Studies is of the hottest degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #10 most popular major in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

College Factual looked at 16 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Communication & Media Studies Schools in New Jersey ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 1,539 degrees in communication and media studies to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Communication & Media Studies School

Best Communication & Media Studies Schools in New Jersey Your choice of communication and media studies school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Communication & Media Studies School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Communication & Media Studies Rankings by Degree Level

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Communication & Media Studies Schools in New Jersey list to help you make the college decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Communication & Media Studies in New Jersey

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the communications degree levels they offer.

10 Top New Jersey Schools in Communications

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
312 Communications Degrees Awarded

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in communication and media studies. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public university located in the city of New Brunswick. A Best Colleges rank of #111 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Rutgers New Brunswick is a great university overall.

There were about 312 communication and media studies students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the communication and media studies program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick make $9,818 above the average graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
171 Communications Degrees Awarded

Montclair State University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in communication and media studies. Montclair State is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Montclair. A Best Colleges rank of #289 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Montclair State is a great university overall.

There were about 171 communication and media studies students who graduated with this degree at Montclair State in the most recent year we have data available. Communication & Media Studies degree recipients from Montclair State University get an earnings boost of approximately $2,704 over the typical income of communication and media studies majors.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
101 Communications Degrees Awarded

Ramapo College of New Jersey is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in communication and media studies. Ramapo College is a medium-sized public college located in the large suburb of Mahwah. A Best Colleges rank of #671 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Ramapo College is a great college overall.

There were about 101 communication and media studies students who graduated with this degree at Ramapo College in the most recent data year. Those communication and media studies students who get their degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey receive $2,816 more than the typical communications graduate.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
85 Communications Degrees Awarded

The College of New Jersey is a great choice for students interested in a degree in communication and media studies. Located in the suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public college with a medium-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #213 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means TCNJ is a great college overall.

There were roughly 85 communication and media studies students who graduated with this degree at TCNJ in the most recent data year. Those communication and media studies students who get their degree from The College of New Jersey receive $5,277 more than the standard communications graduate.

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#5

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
109 Communications Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of West Long Branch, Monmouth is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #563 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Monmouth is a great university overall.

There were approximately 109 communication and media studies students who graduated with this degree at Monmouth in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the communications program make around $33,372 in their early career salary.

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#6

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

Seton Hall is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of South Orange. A Best Colleges rank of #284 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Seton Hall is a great university overall.

There were roughly 25 communication and media studies students who graduated with this degree at Seton Hall in the most recent data year. Those communication and media studies students who get their degree from Seton Hall University make $19,719 more than the typical communications grad.

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#7

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
87 Communications Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #408 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Rowan is a great university overall.

There were approximately 87 communication and media studies students who graduated with this degree at Rowan in the most recent year we have data available. Communication & Media Studies degree recipients from Rowan University earn a boost of about $2,451 above the typical income of communication and media studies majors.

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#8

Kean University

Union, NJ
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
156 Communications Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Union, Kean is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 17th out of 44 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were roughly 156 communication and media studies students who graduated with this degree at Kean in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the communications program report average early career earnings of $29,817.

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#9

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
79 Communications Degrees Awarded

Stockton State is a moderately-sized public university located in the suburb of Galloway. This university ranks 16th out of 44 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were about 79 communication and media studies students who graduated with this degree at Stockton State in the most recent data year. Soon after graduating, communications degree recipients typically earn about $29,484 in the first five years of their career.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
148 Communications Degrees Awarded

William Paterson University is a medium-sized public university located in the large suburb of Wayne. This university ranks 22nd out of 44 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were roughly 148 communication and media studies students who graduated with this degree at William Paterson University in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the communications program make around $29,604 in the first couple years of their career.

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Best Communication & Media Studies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Media Studies Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 334 2,216
New York 333 4,476
Maryland 279 1,272
District of Columbia 188 200
Delaware 175 239

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Communication & Media Studies is one of 5 different types of Communication & Journalism programs to choose from.

Communications Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Speech Communication 1,062
Other Communication & Media Studies 323
Communications 106
Communication & Media Studies 48

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Relations & Advertising 354
Journalism 267
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 162
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.

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