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2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Maine

2 Colleges
172 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,718 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in MaineWith 172 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, communication and journalism is the #14 most popular major in Maine. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.2% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Maine ranking, we looked at 2 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 Maine

Check out the communication and journalism programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in Maine

#1

University of Maine

Orono, ME

University of Maine landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the small suburb of Orono, UMaine is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMaine, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Maine ranking.

The average student at UMaine graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $32,976. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMaine be around $144,765. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Southern Maine landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the city of Portland, University of Southern Maine is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. University of Southern Maine also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Maine rankings.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at University of Southern Maine to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,459. 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 University of Southern Maine is $112,267. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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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
Rhode Island 548
Massachusetts 2,856
New Hampshire 739
Connecticut 1,308

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 119
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 28
Journalism 13
Public Relations & Advertising 12

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 822
Psychology 415
Education 397
History 139
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 134

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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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