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2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Mississippi

5 Colleges
778 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,549 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in MississippiIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 778 bachelor's degrees from a Mississippi school, making the subject the 9th in the state. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.8% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Mississippi ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Mississippi

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

Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in Mississippi

Our rankings recognize University of Southern Mississippi as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Hattiesburg, Southern Miss is a public college with a fairly large student population. Southern Miss also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Mississippi list, coming in at #2.

The average student at Southern Miss graduates in less than 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $18,769. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Southern Miss is $85,024. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Mississippi

University, MS

University of Mississippi comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of University, Ole Miss is a public college with a fairly large student population. Ole Miss also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Mississippi rankings.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Ole Miss to complete their degree, and it costs about $29,436 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $128,635 to get a bachelor’s degree from Ole Miss. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Our rankings recognize Mississippi College as the #3 school in this year's rankings. MC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Clinton. In addition to being on our best value list, MC has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Mississippi ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at MC to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,912. 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 MC is $97,605. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Jackson State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the medium-sized city of Jackson, Jackson State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Jackson State has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Mississippi ranking.

It takes the average student at Jackson State about 4.6 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $17,869. 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 Jackson State is $82,019. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Mississippi State, Mississippi State is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Mississippi State, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Mississippi ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Mississippi State is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,760. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State is about $130,570. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Florida 5,356
Virginia 2,014
Georgia 2,936
North Carolina 3,586
West Virginia 425
Tennessee 1,630
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 306
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 281
Journalism 152
Public Relations & Advertising 34
Communication & Journalism (Other) 5

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 1,213
Psychology 872
Social Sciences 516
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 196
History 189

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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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