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

9 Colleges
1,308 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,206 Avg Cost*

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

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in ConnecticutOut of the majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 7th in Connecticut. In fact, 1,308 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.4% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Connecticut ranking, we looked at 9 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

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

Check out the communication and journalism programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Connecticut that are best for non-traditional communication and journalism students. Quinnipiac is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Hamden. Quinnipiac also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list, coming in at #3.

The student loan default rate at Quinnipiac is lower than is typical, just 2.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,074 students take at least one class online at Quinnipiac. 1,583 of Quinnipiac students are attending part time. Quinnipiac does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Connecticut landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public college with a fairly large student population. UCONN did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list.

About 2.3% of UCONN students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,844 students at UCONN that take at least one class online. About 3,231 of the students at UCONN are attending part time.

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#3

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Sacred Heart University. Located in the suburb of Fairfield, Sacred Heart is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Sacred Heart also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.3%. Approximately 1,699 students take at least one class online at Sacred Heart. 2,633 of Sacred Heart students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Connecticut State University. WestConn is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Danbury. WestConn also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut rankings.

The student loan default rate at WestConn is lower than is typical, just 7.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,326 students take at least one class online at WestConn. About 1,461 of the students at WestConn are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Central Connecticut State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. CCSU is a large public school located in the large suburb of New Britain. CCSU also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.1%. There are approximately 716 students at CCSU that take at least one class online. 3,655 of CCSU 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

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Hartford. Located in the city of West Hartford, UHart is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. UHart also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list, coming in at #6.

The student loan default rate at UHart is lower than is typical, just 6.4% of students default in three years. 671 of UHart students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 1,657 part time students in attendance at UHart. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Eastern Connecticut State University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. ECSU is a small public school located in the fringe town of Willimantic. ECSU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list.

About 6.7% of ECSU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 404 students take at least one class online at ECSU. There are roughly 877 part time students in attendance at ECSU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#8

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

Our rankings recognize University of Bridgeport as the #8 school in this year's rankings. UBridgeport is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bridgeport.

About 8.3% of UBridgeport students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,016 students at UBridgeport that take at least one class online. 2,081 students are part time.

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Southern Connecticut State University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. SCSU is a medium-sized public school located in the city of New Haven. SCSU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Connecticut list.

About 6.7% of SCSU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,334 students at SCSU that take at least one class online. About 2,434 of the students at SCSU are attending part time. SCSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Communication & Journalism Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 173
Maine 172
Rhode Island 548
Massachusetts 2,856
New Hampshire 739

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 999
Public Relations & Advertising 219
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 195
Journalism 149
Communication & Journalism (Other) 5

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,918
Education 2,482
Psychology 2,456
History 565
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 506

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 9 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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