Communication & Journalism

2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York

48 Colleges
7,564 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,086 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New YorkCommunication & Journalism is one of the most popular subjects to study in New York. With 7,564 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 8th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 7.8% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York ranking, we looked at 48 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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2021 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in New York

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

Top 10 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools

#1

Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

Canisius College comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Canisius is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Buffalo.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Canisius is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $18,574. This means that the average student pays around $75,968 to get a bachelor’s degree from Canisius. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, NY

SUNY Fredonia comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. SUNY Fredonia is a small public school located in the town of Fredonia. SUNY Fredonia also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at SUNY Fredonia to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,025. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY Fredonia is $98,547. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY

SUNY Oswego landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the distant town of Oswego, SUNY Oswego is a public college with a medium-sized student population. SUNY Oswego did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York list.

It takes the average student at SUNY Oswego about 4.2 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,261. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego is about $102,867. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#4

St. Bonaventure University

Saint Bonaventure, NY

St. Bonaventure University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. St. Bonaventure is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Saint Bonaventure. St. Bonaventure also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York list, coming in at #8.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at St. Bonaventure to complete their degree, and it costs about $28,743 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure be around $118,134. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#5

SUNY Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY

SUNY Plattsburgh comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Plattsburgh, SUNY Plattsburgh is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SUNY Plattsburgh is 4.3 years, and it costs about $24,815 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh be around $106,208. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#6

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, NY

Our rankings recognize SUNY New Paltz as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average student at SUNY New Paltz graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,625. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz is $104,656. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#7

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, NY

SUNY Geneseo earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. SUNY Geneseo is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Geneseo.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at SUNY Geneseo to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,828. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo be around $106,411. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#8

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to SUNY Oneonta. Located in the remote town of Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SUNY Oneonta is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,162. This means that the average student pays around $100,997 to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#9

The College at Brockport

Brockport, NY

Our rankings recognize The College at Brockport as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Brockport, SUNY Brockport is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average student at SUNY Brockport graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,959. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport is $107,074. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#10

SUNY Cortland

Cortland, NY

SUNY Cortland comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Cortland, SUNY Cortland is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes the average student at SUNY Cortland about 4.3 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,238. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland be around $108,019. 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 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 Jersey 2,116
Maryland 1,617
Delaware 245
District of Columbia 604

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 3,850
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 1,510
Public Relations & Advertising 1,191
Journalism 884
Communication & Journalism (Other) 129

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 15,332
Psychology 11,265
Education 4,512
History 2,103
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 1,050

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 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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