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2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in District of Columbia

3 Colleges
604 Bachelor's Degrees
$42,658 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in District of ColumbiaIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 604 bachelor's degrees from a District of Columbia school, making the subject the 4th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.6% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in District of Columbia ranking looked at 3 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 District of Columbia

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

Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in District of Columbia

George Washington University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. GWU also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in District of Columbia rankings.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at GWU to complete their degree, and it costs about $43,358 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the GWU is $179,069. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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American University

Washington, DC

American University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. The American University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington. As a testament to the quality of education offered at The American University, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in District of Columbia ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at The American University is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $41,058. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from The American University is about $189,277. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Catholic University of America comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. CUA is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington. In addition to being on our best value list, CUA has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in District of Columbia ranking.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at CUA to complete their degree, and it costs about $43,559 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from CUA is about $179,463. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 4,603
New York 7,564
New Jersey 2,116
Maryland 1,617
Delaware 245

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Public Relations & Advertising 241
Communication & Media Studies 134
Journalism 127
Communication & Journalism (Other) 100
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 2

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,990
Psychology 542
History 167
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 148
Education 77

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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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