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2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin

14 Colleges
1,839 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,056 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in WisconsinIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 1,839 bachelor's degrees from a Wisconsin school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that 1.9% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin ranking, we looked at 14 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communication and journalism. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those communication and journalism schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in Wisconsin

Check out the communication and journalism programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools

Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - La Crosse as the #1 school in this year's rankings. UW - La Crosse is a fairly large public school located in the small city of La Crosse. UW - La Crosse did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin list.

At UW - La Crosse, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $19,185. This means that the average student pays around $85,373 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - La Crosse. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UW - Whitewater is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Whitewater. UW - Whitewater also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin list, coming in at #7.

The average student at UW - Whitewater graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,164. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - Whitewater be around $91,343. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UW Oshkosh is a large public school located in the city of Oshkosh. UW Oshkosh not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin list.

At UW Oshkosh, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and it costs about $19,232 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UW Oshkosh is $91,544. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Eau Claire, UW - Eau Claire is a public school with a large student population. UW - Eau Claire did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin list.

At UW - Eau Claire, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,070. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Eau Claire is $99,536. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. UW - Stevens Point is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Stevens Point.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UW - Stevens Point to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $19,927. This means that the average student pays around $90,070 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Stevens Point. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Saint Norbert College

De Pere, WI

Saint Norbert College landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the suburb of De Pere, SNC is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. SNC also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin list, coming in at #3.

The average student at SNC graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,419. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SNC is about $127,875. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Wisconsin - River Falls landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the town of River Falls, UW - River Falls is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average student at UW - River Falls graduates in less than 4.4 years, and it costs about $20,058 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $88,656 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - River Falls. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Marquette is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Milwaukee. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Marquette, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin ranking.

It takes the average student at Marquette about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $41,164 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Marquette is $174,124. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Wisconsin - Superior earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Wisconsin - Superior is a small public school located in the suburb of Superior.

It takes the average student at University of Wisconsin - Superior about 4.6 years to graduate, and it costs about $20,836 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin - Superior be around $95,846. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Wisconsin - Green Bay landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of Green Bay.

It takes the average student at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay about 4.5 years to graduate, and it costs about $19,013 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is about $84,608. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Journalism Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 3,290
Ohio 3,878
Illinois 3,692
Indiana 2,483

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,210
Journalism 299
Public Relations & Advertising 232
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 83
Communication & Journalism (Other) 15

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,857
Education 2,573
Psychology 2,087
History 526
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 338

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 14 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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