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2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut

10 Colleges
1,308 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,049 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in ConnecticutOut of the majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 7th in Connecticut. In fact, 1,308 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.4% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut ranking analyzed 10 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Connecticut

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

University of Connecticut comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public college with a very large student population. UCONN did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list.

It takes the average student at UCONN about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $39,140 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $162,822 to get a bachelor’s degree from UCONN. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Our rankings recognize Fairfield University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Fairfield U did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Fairfield U is 4.0 years, and it costs about $44,639 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 Fairfield U is $179,895. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#3

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Quinnipiac University. Quinnipiac is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Hamden. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Quinnipiac, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut ranking.

It takes the average student at Quinnipiac about 4.1 years to graduate, and it costs about $44,332 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac is $180,431. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Eastern Connecticut State University. ECSU is a small public school located in the town of Willimantic. ECSU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list.

It takes the average student at ECSU about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $31,043. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from ECSU be around $130,381. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Central Connecticut State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. CCSU is a large public school located in the suburb of New Britain. CCSU also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list, coming in at #5.

It takes the average student at CCSU about 4.6 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,332. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from CCSU is $134,927. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Sacred Heart University. Located in the suburb of Fairfield, Sacred Heart is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Sacred Heart, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut ranking.

At Sacred Heart, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $46,140. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Sacred Heart is $190,097. 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 Southern Connecticut State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. SCSU is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of New Haven. SCSU also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list, coming in at #9.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at SCSU to complete their degree, and it costs about $29,075 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $134,617 to get a bachelor’s degree from SCSU. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Western Connecticut State University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. WestConn is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Danbury. WestConn also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list, coming in at #8.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at WestConn is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $32,712. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the WestConn is $150,148. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#9

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of West Hartford, Uhart is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Uhart also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list, coming in at #6.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Uhart to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,933. 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 Uhart is $155,857. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

University of Bridgeport landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the medium-sized city of Bridgeport, University of Bridgeport is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

It takes the average student at University of Bridgeport about 4.3 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $37,143. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bridgeport is $161,201. 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 New England Region

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

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

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 924
Public Relations & Advertising 145
Journalism 134
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 100
Communication & Journalism (Other) 5

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,583
Psychology 1,907
Education 562
History 457
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 347

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 10 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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