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2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Georgia

11 Colleges
2,936 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,748 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in GeorgiaCommunication & Journalism is one of the most popular subjects to study in Georgia. With 2,936 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 9th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 3.0% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Georgia ranking looked at 11 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communication and journalism. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on communication and journalism schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in Georgia

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for communication and journalism majors.

Top 10 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools

#1

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the midsize city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a fairly large student population. UGA also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Georgia list, coming in at #1.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UGA is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,505. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UGA is $134,211. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

Georgia Southern University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Statesboro, GaSou is a public college with a fairly large student population. GaSou did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Georgia list.

The average student at GaSou graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,012. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from GaSou is $114,805. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Savannah State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Savannah State University is a small public school located in the city of Savannah. Savannah State University also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Georgia rankings.

At Savannah State University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $17,671. 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 Savannah State University is $83,584. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Georgia College & State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Milledgeville, Georgia College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Georgia College also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Georgia rankings.

It takes the average student at Georgia College about 4.3 years to graduate, and it costs about $34,350 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $147,018 to get a bachelor’s degree from Georgia College. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Georgia. UNG is a fairly large public school located in the town of Dahlonega. UNG also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Georgia rankings.

It takes the average student at UNG about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,115. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNG is about $104,249. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Valdosta State University. VSU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Valdosta.

The average student at VSU graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,092. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the VSU is $103,170. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Georgia State University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Georgia State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Atlanta. In addition to being on our best value list, Georgia State has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Georgia ranking.

The average student at Georgia State graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $33,007. This means that the average student pays around $152,822 to get a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#8

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of West Georgia. Located in the fringe town of Carrollton, University of West Georgia is a public school with a large student population. University of West Georgia did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Georgia list.

The average student at University of West Georgia graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,138. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia is $126,463. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Kennesaw State University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. KSU Georgia is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Kennesaw. As a testament to the quality of education offered at KSU Georgia, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Georgia ranking.

It takes the average student at KSU Georgia about 4.9 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $30,294. 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 KSU Georgia is $147,835. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Clayton State University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Morrow, Clayton State University is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

At Clayton State University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.9 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,821. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Clayton State University is $117,199. 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 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
West Virginia 425
Tennessee 1,630
North Carolina 3,586
South Carolina 1,254
Alabama 1,729
Louisiana 894
Kentucky 1,576
Arkansas 797

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 769
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 768
Journalism 765
Public Relations & Advertising 583
Communication & Journalism (Other) 51

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,510
Psychology 3,467
Education 2,694
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 716
History 663

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 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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