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2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Dakota

2 Colleges
176 Bachelor's Degrees
$20,615 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South DakotaWith 176 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, communication and journalism is the #11 most popular major in South Dakota. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.2% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Dakota ranking, we looked at 2 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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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in South Dakota

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

Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in South Dakota

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to South Dakota State University. South Dakota State is a fairly large public school located in the town of Brookings. South Dakota State also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Dakota list, coming in at #1.

At South Dakota State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,370. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State be around $89,628. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#2

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

Our rankings recognize University of South Dakota as the #2 school in this year's rankings. U of South Dakota is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Vermillion. U of South Dakota did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Dakota list.

It takes the average student at U of South Dakota about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,860. This means that the average student pays around $90,950 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of South Dakota. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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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
Kansas 910
Iowa 1,157
Nebraska 665
North Dakota 201

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 129
Journalism 25
Public Relations & Advertising 22

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 747
Social Sciences 340
Psychology 225
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 94
History 69

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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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