Communication & Journalism

2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in the New England Region

45 Colleges
5,796 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,040 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in the New England Region In 2018-2019, 96,549 communication and journalism students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #7 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 5,796 went to undergraduates in the New England region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in the New England Region ranking, we looked at 45 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 the New England Region

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

Top 10 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools

#1

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Fitchburg State is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Fitchburg.

It takes the average student at Fitchburg State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,143. 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 Fitchburg State is $102,755. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Assumption University

Worcester, MA

Our rankings recognize Assumption University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Worcester, Assumption is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Assumption not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in the New England Region list.

At Assumption, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and it costs about $36,688 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Assumption be around $148,953. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Massachusetts Amherst as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMass Amherst, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in the New England Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMass Amherst is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,714. This means that the average student pays around $151,996 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#4

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Our rankings recognize Westfield State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Westfield, Westfield is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The average student at Westfield graduates in less than 4.2 years, and it costs about $24,805 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Westfield be around $103,933. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Our rankings recognize Worcester State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Worcester State is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Worcester.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Worcester State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,921. This means that the average student pays around $109,403 to get a bachelor’s degree from Worcester State. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#6

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH

Saint Anselm College landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. St. Anselm College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Manchester.

At St. Anselm College, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.0 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $37,914. 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 St. Anselm College is $153,173. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#7

Lasell College

Newton, MA

Lasell College comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Newton, Lasell is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

It takes the average student at Lasell about 4.1 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,377. This means that the average student pays around $135,844 to get a bachelor’s degree from Lasell. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize University of Connecticut as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public college with a very large student population. UCONN not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in the New England Region list.

At UCONN, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,140. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCONN is about $162,822. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#9

Simmons University

Boston, MA

Simmons University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Simmons is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Simmons to complete their degree, and it costs about $35,531 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 Simmons is $143,901. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#10

Gordon College

Wenham, MA

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Gordon College. Gordon College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Wenham.

It takes the average student at Gordon College about 4.2 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,764. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Gordon College is $133,409. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges by State

Explore the best communication and journalism schools for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 173
Maine 172
Rhode Island 548
Massachusetts 2,856
New Hampshire 739
Connecticut 1,308

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 3,819
Public Relations & Advertising 1,001
Journalism 563
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 363
Communication & Journalism (Other) 50

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 13,675
Psychology 9,591
Education 3,847
History 2,518
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 1,448

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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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