Communication & Journalism

2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arkansas

5 Colleges
797 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,177 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in ArkansasIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 797 bachelor's degrees from an Arkansas school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that 0.8% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arkansas ranking, we looked at 5 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 Arkansas

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 Arkansas

#1

Harding University

Searcy, AR

Harding University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Harding is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Searcy. Harding also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arkansas list, coming in at #2.

The average student at Harding graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,917. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Harding is $90,989. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

Ouachita Baptist University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Ouachita Baptist is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Arkadelphia. In addition to being on our best value list, Ouachita Baptist has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arkansas ranking.

The average student at Ouachita Baptist graduates in less than 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,768. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Ouachita Baptist be around $84,733. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Jonesboro, Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a public school with a large student population. Arkansas State University - Main Campus also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arkansas list, coming in at #4.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Arkansas State University - Main Campus to complete their degree, and it costs about $20,330 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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus is $89,655. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#4

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. UARK is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Fayetteville. In addition to being on our best value list, UARK has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arkansas ranking.

The average student at UARK graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $32,192 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UARK is $139,069. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#5

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arkansas Tech University. ATU is a large public school located in the remote town of Russellville. ATU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arkansas list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at ATU is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $16,676. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from ATU is about $74,542. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 778
Florida 5,356
Virginia 2,014
Georgia 2,936
North Carolina 3,586
Alabama 1,729
Tennessee 1,630
West Virginia 425
South Carolina 1,254
Louisiana 894
Kentucky 1,576

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 358
Journalism 277
Public Relations & Advertising 120
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 42

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 1,199
Psychology 855
Social Sciences 838
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 392
History 276

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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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