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2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Oregon

8 Colleges
1,312 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,807 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in OregonOut of the majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 7th in Oregon. In fact, 1,312 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.4% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Oregon ranking, we looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communication and journalism. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on communication and journalism schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in Oregon

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for communication and journalism majors.

Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in Oregon

#1

University of Portland

Portland, OR

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Portland. Located in the city of Portland, University of Portland is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. University of Portland did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Oregon list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University of Portland is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,928. This means that the average student pays around $163,306 to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Portland. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

Our rankings recognize University of Oregon as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Eugene, UO is a public school with a very large student population. UO not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Oregon list.

At UO, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $40,486. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UO is $174,495. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Linfield College - McMinnville Campus earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Linfield is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of McMinnville. In addition to being on our best value list, Linfield has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Oregon ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Linfield is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,252. This means that the average student pays around $138,328 to get a bachelor’s degree from Linfield. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#4

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Lewis & Clark College. Lewis and Clark College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Portland. In addition to being on our best value list, Lewis and Clark College has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Oregon ranking.

It takes the average student at Lewis and Clark College about 4.1 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $40,740. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College be around $167,441. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Oregon State is a very large public school located in the small city of Corvallis. In addition to being on our best value list, Oregon State has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Oregon ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Oregon State is 4.5 years, and it costs about $35,361 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Oregon State is $160,539. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Portland State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the city of Portland, Portland State University is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Portland State University has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Oregon ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Portland State University is 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,948. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University is $141,654. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Western Oregon University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Western Oregon State College is a small public school located in the town of Monmouth. Western Oregon State College did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Oregon list.

The average student at Western Oregon State College graduates in less than 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $30,757. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon State College is about $142,405. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Southern Oregon University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the midsize suburb of Ashland, Southern Oregon University is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Southern Oregon University also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Oregon rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Southern Oregon University is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $35,985. This means that the average student pays around $164,451 to get a bachelor’s degree from Southern Oregon University. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Far Western US Region

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State Degrees Awarded
California 10,634
Washington 1,862
Hawaii 268
Alaska 38
Nevada 397

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Public Relations & Advertising 586
Communication & Media Studies 440
Journalism 149
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 124
Communication & Journalism (Other) 13

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,804
Psychology 1,466
Education 782
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 606
History 341

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • 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 Josh Hallett.

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