Communication & Journalism

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

44 Colleges
7,564 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,849 Avg Cost*

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

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New YorkCommunication & Journalism is one of the most popular subjects to study in New York. With 7,564 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 8th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 7.8% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New York ranking looked at 44 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communication and journalism. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality communication and journalism programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the communication and journalism program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying communication and journalism.

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

Fashion Institute of Technology has taken the #1 spot in this year's communication and journalism ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the city of New York, FIT SUNY is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. FIT SUNY also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York rankings.

The student loan default rate at FIT SUNY is lower than is typical, just 4.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,451 students take at least one class online at FIT SUNY. 1,361 of FIT SUNY students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Syracuse University. Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Syracuse. Syracuse also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York list, coming in at #1.

About 3.0% of Syracuse students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 2,279 of Syracuse students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 3,619 part time students in attendance at Syracuse. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

Our rankings recognize Hofstra University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Hempstead, Hofstra is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Hofstra also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York list, coming in at #3.

About 2.4% of Hofstra students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 960 students at Hofstra that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,540 part time students in attendance at Hofstra. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY

Our rankings recognize SUNY Oswego as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Oswego, SUNY Oswego is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, SUNY Oswego has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York ranking.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Oswego is lower than is typical, just 4.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,271 students at SUNY Oswego that take at least one class online. 882 of SUNY Oswego students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Pace University - New York landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of New York, Pace University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.5%. Approximately 3,827 students take at least one class online at Pace University. 3,039 students are part time. Pace University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#6

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, NY

SUNY Fredonia landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. SUNY Fredonia is a small public school located in the town of Fredonia. On top of its placing in our non-traditional rankings, SUNY Fredonia also did well on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.8%. There are approximately 473 students at SUNY Fredonia that take at least one class online. About 190 of the students at SUNY Fredonia are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#7

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Our rankings recognize Fordham University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Fordham U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Bronx. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Fordham U has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.6%. 946 students at Fordham U are exclusively online. About 2,779 of the students at Fordham U are attending part time. Fordham U does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ithaca. Cornell also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.0%. There are approximately 309 students at Cornell that take at least one class online. There are roughly 101 part time students in attendance at Cornell.

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St John's University - New York landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. STJ is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Queens.

About 5.4% of STJ students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,200 students at STJ that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,114 part time students in attendance at STJ. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Marist College comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Marist is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Poughkeepsie. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Marist, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in New York ranking.

About 3.0% of Marist students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,054 students at Marist that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,184 part time students in attendance at Marist. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 Jersey 2,116
Maryland 1,617
Delaware 245
District of Columbia 604

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 4,711
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 1,916
Public Relations & Advertising 1,875
Journalism 1,430
Communication & Journalism (Other) 319

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 18,562
Social Sciences 18,014
Psychology 14,303
History 2,519
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 1,371

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 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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