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2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kansas

6 Colleges
910 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,424 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in KansasIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 910 bachelor's degrees from a Kansas school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that 0.9% 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 Kansas ranking, we looked at 6 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 Kansas

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

Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in Kansas

#1

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Located in the city of Lawrence, KU is a public school with a very large student population. KU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kansas list.

At KU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $31,701. This means that the average student pays around $136,948 to get a bachelor’s degree from KU. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Kansas State University. K - State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Manhattan. In addition to being on our best value list, K - State has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kansas ranking.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at K - State to complete their degree, and it costs about $30,639 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from K - State is $139,407. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

Pittsburg State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Pittsburg, Pitt State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Pitt State also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kansas list, coming in at #4.

At Pitt State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $20,464 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Pitt State is $94,339. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Emporia State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. ESU is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Emporia. ESU also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kansas list, coming in at #6.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at ESU is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,844. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from ESU is about $108,252. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Washburn University

Topeka, KS

Our rankings recognize Washburn University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Topeka, Washburn University is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Washburn University did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kansas list.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at Washburn University to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,440. 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 Washburn University is $113,646. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Wichita State University. Located in the city of Wichita, WSU is a public school with a fairly large student population. WSU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kansas list.

The average student at WSU graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,453. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from WSU be around $129,029. 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 Plains States Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 1,965
Minnesota 1,470
South Dakota 176
Iowa 1,157
Nebraska 665
North Dakota 201

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 428
Journalism 362
Public Relations & Advertising 87
Communication & Journalism (Other) 29
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 4

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 1,678
Social Sciences 1,049
Psychology 979
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 223
History 170

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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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