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

5 Colleges
2,437 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,116 Avg Cost*

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

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in ArizonaCommunication & Journalism is one of the most popular subjects to study in Arizona. With 2,437 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 9th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 2.5% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Arizona ranking, we looked at 5 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 Arizona

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

Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona tops the 2021 list of our schools in Arizona that are best for non-traditional communication and journalism students. University of Arizona is a very large public school located in the large city of Tucson. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, University of Arizona has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arizona ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.0%. Approximately 12,701 students take at least one class online at University of Arizona. 7,884 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Northern Arizona University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. NAU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Flagstaff. NAU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arizona list.

The student loan default rate at NAU is lower than is typical, just 6.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 7,024 students at NAU that take at least one class online. About 7,213 of the students at NAU are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Tempe as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at ASU - Tempe, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arizona ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.2%. There are approximately 23,569 students at ASU - Tempe that take at least one class online. About 5,405 of the students at ASU - Tempe are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Grand Canyon University is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Phoenix. Grand Canyon University not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arizona list.

About 5.6% of Grand Canyon University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 70,295 students at Grand Canyon University are exclusively online. There are roughly 72,917 part time students in attendance at Grand Canyon University. Grand Canyon University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Phoenix - Arizona landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. UOPX - Arizona is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of Tempe. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UOPX - Arizona, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arizona ranking.

94,472 students at UOPX - Arizona are exclusively online. UOPX - Arizona does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Texas 6,731
Oklahoma 1,027
New Mexico 117

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,738
Journalism 405
Public Relations & Advertising 290
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 198
Communication & Journalism (Other) 8

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 12,414
Psychology 3,664
Social Sciences 3,165
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 954
History 546

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 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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