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2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Rhode Island

6 Colleges
548 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,808 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Rhode IslandCommunication & Journalism is one of the most popular subjects to study in Rhode Island. With 548 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, 0.6% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Rhode Island ranking, we looked at 6 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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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 Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Kingston, URI is a public college with a fairly large student population. URI also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Rhode Island list, coming in at #2.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at URI to complete their degree, and it costs about $35,346 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from URI be around $152,695. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Bryant University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Bryant is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Smithfield. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Bryant, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Rhode Island ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Bryant is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $43,976. 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 Bryant is $178,103. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Roger Williams University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the suburb of Bristol, RWU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at RWU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Rhode Island ranking.

It takes the average student at RWU about 4.1 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $38,729. This means that the average student pays around $159,176 to get a bachelor’s degree from RWU. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Johnson & Wales University - Providence earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Providence, JWU Providence is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at JWU Providence, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Rhode Island ranking.

It takes the average student at JWU Providence about 4.2 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $35,221. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from JWU Providence be around $146,519. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Salve Regina University. Salve Regina is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Newport. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Salve Regina, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Rhode Island ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Salve Regina is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,015. This means that the average student pays around $159,181 to get a bachelor’s degree from Salve Regina. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

Our rankings recognize Rhode Island College as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Providence, RIC is a public school with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best value list, RIC has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Rhode Island ranking.

It takes the average student at RIC about 4.8 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,558. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the RIC is $136,222. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the New England Region

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

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 394
Public Relations & Advertising 120
Journalism 34

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 943
Psychology 694
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 534
Education 404
History 194

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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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