2022 Best Journalism Schools in Virginia

6 Colleges in Virginia
172 Journalism Degrees Awarded
$31,667 Avg Early-Career Salary
Journalism is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #62 most popular degree program in the country. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 6 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Journalism Schools in Virginia ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 172 degrees in journalism to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Journalism School

Best Journalism Schools in Virginia 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.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Journalism 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 Journalism Schools in Virginia list to help you make the college decision. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Journalism in Virginia

The schools below may not offer all types of journalism degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

Top Virginia Schools in Journalism

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In VA

Washington and Lee University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in journalism. Washington and Lee is a small private not-for-profit university located in the town of Lexington. A Best Schools rank of #47 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Washington and Lee is a great university overall.

There were about 7 journalism students who graduated with this degree at Washington and Lee in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in journalism from Washington and Lee University

#2

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In VA

It is hard to beat University of Richmond if you wish to pursue a degree in journalism. Located in the midsize city of University of Richmond, URichmond is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #113 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means URichmond is a great university overall.

There were approximately 20 journalism students who graduated with this degree at URichmond in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in journalism from University of Richmond

#3

Hampton University

Hampton, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VA
40 Journalism Degrees Awarded

Hampton University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in journalism. Located in the medium-sized city of Hampton, Hampton is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #623 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Hampton is a great university overall.

There were about 40 journalism students who graduated with this degree at Hampton in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in journalism from Hampton University

#4

Radford University

Radford, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
57 Journalism Degrees Awarded

Radford University is a wonderful option for students interested in a degree in journalism. Located in the suburb of Radford, Radford is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 24th out of 73 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 57 journalism students who graduated with this degree at Radford in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in journalism from Radford University

#5

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In VA

Liberty University is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Lynchburg. This university ranks 42nd out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 27 journalism students who graduated with this degree at Liberty University in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in journalism from Liberty University

#6

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In VA

Located in the city of Virginia Beach, Regent is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 51st out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were about 16 journalism students who graduated with this degree at Regent in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in journalism from Regent University

Best Journalism Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Journalism Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 810
Florida 276 367
North Carolina 274 123
Tennessee 257 307
South Carolina 239 115
Kentucky 238 208
Alabama 230 221
Mississippi 228 176
Arkansas 226 297
Louisiana 225 41
West Virginia 205 280

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

Journalism Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Journalism 172

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Majors Similar to Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,796
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 154
Public Relations & Advertising 90
Communication & Journalism (Other) 72

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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 Jfurrer.

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