Communication & Journalism

2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Mexico

3 Colleges
117 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,957 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New MexicoIn 2018-2019, 117 bachelor's degrees were awarded to communication and journalism students who went to a New Mexico college or university. This makes it the #17 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.1% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Mexico ranking, we looked at 3 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in New Mexico

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 New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Portales. Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Mexico list.

It takes the average student at Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus about 4.6 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $14,747. 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 Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus is $67,689. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a large public school located in the midsize suburb of Las Cruces. New Mexico State University - Main Campus not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Mexico list.

It takes about 4.8 years for the average student at New Mexico State University - Main Campus to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,597. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University - Main Campus is $116,836. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of New Mexico - Main Campus comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Albuquerque, UNM is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UNM, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Mexico ranking.

At UNM, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,527. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UNM is $138,777. 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 Southwest Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 2,431
Texas 6,731
Oklahoma 1,027

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Journalism 99
Communication & Media Studies 18

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 652
Education 611
Social Sciences 433
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 121
History 92

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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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