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2021 Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New Jersey

14 Colleges
2,116 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,320 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New JerseyIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 2,116 bachelor's degrees from a New Jersey school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.2% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New Jersey ranking looked at 14 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communication and journalism. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great communication and journalism programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the communication and journalism program at the school. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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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 Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students in New Jersey

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Top 10 Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University tops the 2021 list of our schools in New Jersey that are best for non-traditional communication and journalism students. Located in the large suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public college with a fairly large student population. Rowan did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey list.

The student loan default rate at Rowan is lower than is typical, just 5.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,688 students take at least one class online at Rowan. There are roughly 3,804 part time students in attendance at Rowan. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Rider is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lawrenceville. Rider also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at Rider is lower than is typical, just 4.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 813 students take at least one class online at Rider. There are roughly 986 part time students in attendance at Rider. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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

About 3.8% of Rutgers New Brunswick students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 10,368 students at Rutgers New Brunswick that take at least one class online. 7,501 of Rutgers New Brunswick students are attending part time. Rutgers New Brunswick does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The College of New Jersey landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. TCNJ is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Ewing. TCNJ also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey list, coming in at #2.

The student loan default rate at TCNJ is lower than is typical, just 2.4% of students default in three years. There are approximately 306 students at TCNJ that take at least one class online. About 693 of the students at TCNJ are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#5

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Montclair State is a very large public school located in the suburb of Montclair. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Montclair State, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey ranking.

About 4.8% of Montclair State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,951 students at Montclair State that take at least one class online. 4,568 of Montclair State students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#6

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Monmouth University. Located in the large suburb of West Long Branch, Monmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Monmouth, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey ranking.

About 3.8% of Monmouth students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 588 students at Monmouth that take at least one class online. 1,061 students are part time. Monmouth does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to William Paterson University of New Jersey. Located in the suburb of Wayne, William Paterson University is a public college with a large student population.

The student loan default rate at William Paterson University is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,328 students take at least one class online at William Paterson University. There are roughly 2,600 part time students in attendance at William Paterson University. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Mahwah, Ramapo College is a public school with a medium-sized student population. Ramapo College also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New Jersey list, coming in at #6.

About 5.4% of Ramapo College students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 653 students at Ramapo College that take at least one class online. 1,205 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#9

Kean University

Union, NJ

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Kean University. Kean is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Union.

About 6.9% of Kean students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 826 students take at least one class online at Kean. 3,382 students are part time. Kean does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. FDU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Teaneck.

The student loan default rate at FDU is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 948 students at FDU that take at least one class online. About 5,069 of the students at FDU are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 4,603
New York 7,564
Maryland 1,617
Delaware 245
District of Columbia 604

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,575
Journalism 295
Public Relations & Advertising 291
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 139
Communication & Journalism (Other) 36

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 5,025
Psychology 4,160
Social Sciences 3,677
History 858
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 532

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 14 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Josh Hallett.

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