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

11 Colleges
1,254 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,930 Avg Cost*

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

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South CarolinaIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 1,254 bachelor's degrees from a South Carolina school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.3% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina ranking, we looked at 11 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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2021 Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students in South Carolina

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

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

University of South Carolina - Columbia tops the 2021 list of our schools in South Carolina that are best for non-traditional communication and journalism students. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, UofSC is a public school with a very large student population. UofSC did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina list.

The student loan default rate at UofSC is lower than is typical, just 3.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 8,099 students take at least one class online at UofSC. About 3,525 of the students at UofSC are attending part time. UofSC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

Winthrop University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Winthrop is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Rock Hill. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Winthrop has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina ranking.

The student loan default rate at Winthrop is lower than is typical, just 5.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,993 students take at least one class online at Winthrop. 1,110 of Winthrop students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Coastal Carolina University. Coastal Carolina University is a large public school located in the city of Conway. Coastal Carolina University not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina list.

About 8.3% of Coastal Carolina University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,563 students at Coastal Carolina University that take at least one class online. 1,506 of Coastal Carolina University students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

College of Charleston landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Charleston, C of C is a public college with a large student population. C of C not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina list.

The student loan default rate at C of C is lower than is typical, just 5.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,821 students take at least one class online at C of C. There are roughly 1,425 part time students in attendance at C of C. C of C does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Columbia College

Columbia, SC

Our rankings recognize Columbia College as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Columbia College South Carolina is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia. Columbia College South Carolina not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. 387 of Columbia College South Carolina students are exclusively distance learners. About 406 of the students at Columbia College South Carolina are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of South Carolina - Aiken landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. UofSC Aiken is a small public school located in the large suburb of Aiken. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UofSC Aiken has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.4%. Approximately 731 students take at least one class online at UofSC Aiken. 985 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC

North Greenville University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Located in the rural area of Tigerville, North Greenville is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, North Greenville has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina ranking.

About 7.0% of North Greenville students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 173 of North Greenville students are exclusively distance learners. 428 of North Greenville students are attending part time. North Greenville does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of South Carolina - Upstate comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. USC Upstate is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Spartanburg.

About 8.0% of USC Upstate students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,156 students at USC Upstate that take at least one class online. 1,431 of USC Upstate students are attending part time.

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Charleston Southern University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Charleston, CSU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The student loan default rate at CSU is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 877 students at CSU that take at least one class online. 603 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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South Carolina State University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Orangeburg, South Carolina State University is a public school with a small student population.

There are approximately 915 students at South Carolina State University that take at least one class online. About 620 of the students at South Carolina State University are attending part time. South Carolina State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 778
Florida 5,356
Virginia 2,014
Georgia 2,936
North Carolina 3,586
Tennessee 1,630
West Virginia 425
Alabama 1,729
Louisiana 894
Kentucky 1,576
Arkansas 797

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 797
Public Relations & Advertising 303
Journalism 115
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 75
Communication & Journalism (Other) 11

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 3,346
Social Sciences 1,787
Psychology 1,714
History 480
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 425

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 11 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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