A degree in journalism is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #69 out of 395 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.
College Factual looked at 3 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Journalism Schools in Virginia ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 141 degrees in journalism during the 2020-2021 academic year.
The journalism program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Journalism rankings. For our Best Overall Journalism School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.
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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 Journalism Schools in Virginia list to help you make the college decision.
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Hampton University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in journalism. Located in the city of Hampton, Hampton is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 24th out of 65 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.
There were roughly 40 journalism students who graduated with this degree at Hampton in the most recent year we have data available. Journalism degree recipients from Hampton University earn a boost of around $5,940 above the typical income of journalism majors.
Radford University is a wonderful choice for students pursuing a degree in journalism. Located in the suburb of Radford, Radford is a public university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 21st out of 65 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.
There were about 41 journalism students who graduated with this degree at Radford in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduating, journalism degree recipients typically earn an average of $24,593 at the beginning of their careers.
It's difficult to beat Liberty University if you want to pursue a degree in journalism. Liberty University is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Lynchburg. A Best Colleges rank of #352 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Liberty University is a great university overall.
There were roughly 21 journalism students who graduated with this degree at Liberty University in the most recent year we have data available.
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).
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