Communication & Journalism

2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in West Virginia

5 Colleges
425 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,144 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in West VirginiaCommunication & Journalism is the #14 most popular major in West Virginia with 425 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.4% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in West Virginia ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communication and journalism. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those communication and journalism schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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The communication and journalism school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools.

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2021 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in West Virginia

The following schools top our list of the Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in West Virginia

#1

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. WVU is a very large public school located in the small city of Morgantown. WVU also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in West Virginia list, coming in at #1.

It takes the average student at WVU about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,485. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the WVU is $122,583. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Bethany College West Virginia landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Bethany College West Virginia is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Bethany. Bethany College West Virginia also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in West Virginia rankings.

At Bethany College West Virginia, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $19,537. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Bethany College West Virginia is $81,469. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

Marshall University

Huntington, WV

Our rankings recognize Marshall University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Huntington, Marshall University is a public school with a large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Marshall University has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in West Virginia ranking.

At Marshall University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,501. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Marshall University is $97,400. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#4

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

Our rankings recognize Shepherd University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the fringe town of Shepherdstown, Shepherd University is a public college with a small student population. Shepherd University also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in West Virginia list, coming in at #4.

It takes the average student at Shepherd University about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,802. 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 Shepherd University is $105,681. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to West Virginia State University. WVSU is a small public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Institute. WVSU also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in West Virginia list, coming in at #5.

It takes about 4.9 years for the average student at WVSU to complete their degree, and it costs about $18,397 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 WVSU is $89,961. 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 Schools 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
Alabama 1,729
Tennessee 1,630
North Carolina 3,586
South Carolina 1,254
Louisiana 894
Kentucky 1,576
Arkansas 797

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Journalism 263
Communication & Media Studies 83
Communication & Journalism (Other) 63
Public Relations & Advertising 16

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 852
Psychology 749
Education 586
History 242
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 202

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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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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