Communication & Journalism

2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey

16 Colleges
2,116 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,673 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New JerseyIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 2,116 bachelor's degrees from a New Jersey school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.2% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey ranking looked at 16 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 New Jersey

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

#1

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Montclair State is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Montclair. Montclair State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey list.

At Montclair State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,695. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State is $125,971. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the large suburb of Mahwah, Ramapo College is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Ramapo College not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey list.

It takes the average student at Ramapo College about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $28,835 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $121,972 to get a bachelor’s degree from Ramapo College. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The College of New Jersey comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. TCNJ is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Ewing. TCNJ also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey rankings.

The average student at TCNJ graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $34,957. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from TCNJ be around $144,372. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#4

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Our rankings recognize Rider University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Rider is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville. Rider also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Rider is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $38,496. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Rider is $159,373. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a fairly large student population. Rutgers New Brunswick did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey list.

At Rutgers New Brunswick, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and it costs about $33,258 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $142,344 to get a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers New Brunswick. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#6

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Our rankings recognize Rowan University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public college with a large student population. Rowan did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Rowan to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $34,946. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Rowan is $153,063. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Rutgers University - Newark comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Newark, Rutgers Newark is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Rutgers Newark, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Rutgers Newark is 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,097. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers Newark be around $150,922. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#8

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ

Our rankings recognize Stockton University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Galloway, Stockton State is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Stockton State is 4.3 years, and it costs about $27,302 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Stockton State is $116,580. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#9

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Monmouth University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the large suburb of West Long Branch, Monmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Monmouth not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Monmouth is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $39,782. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Monmouth be around $167,482. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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William Paterson University of New Jersey comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Wayne, William Paterson University is a public college with a large student population.

At William Paterson University, 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 $29,234. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University is $132,138. 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 Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 4,603
New York 7,564
Maryland 1,617
Delaware 245
District of Columbia 604

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,449
Journalism 276
Public Relations & Advertising 233
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 136
Communication & Journalism (Other) 22

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 3,442
Social Sciences 2,939
Education 1,301
History 740
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 434

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 16 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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