Communication & Journalism

2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Pennsylvania

40 Colleges
4,603 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,131 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in PennsylvaniaOut of the majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 8th in Pennsylvania. In fact, 4,603 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 4.8% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Pennsylvania ranking looked at 40 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communication and journalism. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those communication and journalism schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in Pennsylvania

The following schools top our list of the Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for the Money.

Top 10 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools

#1

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, PA

Elizabethtown College comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. E - town is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Elizabethtown. E - town also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Pennsylvania list, coming in at #7.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at E - town is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $17,380. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from E - town is about $70,910. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, PA

Our rankings recognize Saint Vincent College as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Saint Vincent is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Latrobe.

At Saint Vincent, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,431. 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 Saint Vincent is $108,367. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Slippery Rock, SRU is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

At SRU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,713. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SRU be around $93,149. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#4

Albright College

Reading, PA

Albright College earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Reading, Albright is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Albright is 4.2 years, and it costs about $13,932 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Albright is about $57,818. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#5

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Duquesne is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh. Duquesne not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Pennsylvania list.

It takes the average student at Duquesne about 4.1 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,475. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne be around $146,867. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Edinboro, Edinboro is a public school with a small student population.

The average student at Edinboro graduates in less than 4.5 years, and it costs about $21,451 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 Edinboro is $95,886. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#7

Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

Allegheny College earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Meadville, Allegheny is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Allegheny did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Pennsylvania list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Allegheny to complete their degree, and it costs about $32,782 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 Allegheny is $135,062. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Bloomsburg is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Bloomsburg.

It takes the average student at Bloomsburg about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,190. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg is about $124,600. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#9

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Temple is a very large public school located in the city of Philadelphia. Temple did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Pennsylvania list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Temple to complete their degree, and it costs about $36,027 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 Temple is $158,159. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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York College of Pennsylvania landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the suburb of York, YCP is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average student at YCP graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,473. 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 YCP is $118,683. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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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
New York 7,564
New Jersey 2,116
Maryland 1,617
Delaware 245
District of Columbia 604

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 2,286
Public Relations & Advertising 1,055
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 591
Journalism 572
Communication & Journalism (Other) 89

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 7,068
Psychology 5,106
Education 3,877
History 1,186
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 485

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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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