Communication & Journalism

2022 Best Communication & Journalism Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

34 Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region
4,558 Communication & Journalism Degrees Awarded
$32,152 Avg Early-Career Salary
A degree in communication and journalism is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #11 out of 38 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 34 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Communication & Journalism Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 4,558 degrees in communication and journalism during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Communication & Journalism School

Best Communication & Journalism Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region Your choice of communication and journalism school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall Communication & Journalism School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Communication & Journalism Degree Level

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 in the Rocky Mountains Region. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Communication & Journalism in the Rocky Mountains Region

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the communication and journalism degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Rocky Mountains Region Schools in Communication & Journalism

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In CO
71 Communication & Journalism Degrees Awarded

Colorado State University - Global Campus is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in communication and journalism. Colorado State University - Global Campus is a fairly large public university located in the city of Greenwood Village. A Best Schools rank of #221 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Colorado State University - Global Campus is a great university overall.

There were about 71 communication and journalism students who graduated with this degree at Colorado State University - Global Campus in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in communication and journalism from Colorado State University - Global Campus

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In UT
409 Communication & Journalism Degrees Awarded

Brigham Young University - Provo is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in communication and journalism. Located in the city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #192 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means BYU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 409 communication and journalism students who graduated with this degree at BYU in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in communication and journalism from Brigham Young University - Provo

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
694 Communication & Journalism Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat University of Colorado Boulder if you wish to pursue a degree in communication and journalism. Located in the medium-sized city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #242 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means CU - Boulder is a great university overall.

There were roughly 694 communication and journalism students who graduated with this degree at CU - Boulder in the most recent data year. Those communication and journalism students who get their degree from University of Colorado Boulder earn $3,548 more than the typical communication and journalism grad.

More information about a degree in communication and journalism from University of Colorado Boulder

#4

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In UT
362 Communication & Journalism Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat University of Utah if you want to pursue a degree in communication and journalism. Located in the city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #483 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means U of U is a great university overall.

There were about 362 communication and journalism students who graduated with this degree at U of U in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in communication and journalism from University of Utah

#5

Westminster College Utah

Salt Lake City, UT
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In UT
38 Communication & Journalism Degrees Awarded

Westminster College Salt Lake is a small private not-for-profit college located in the medium-sized city of Salt Lake City. This college ranks 7th out of 19 schools for overall quality in the state of Utah.

There were approximately 38 communication and journalism students who graduated with this degree at Westminster College Salt Lake in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in communication and journalism from Westminster College Utah

#6

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In UT
52 Communication & Journalism Degrees Awarded

Salt Lake Community College is a fairly large public college located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City. A Best Schools rank of #345 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Salt Lake Community College is a great college overall.

There were roughly 52 communication and journalism students who graduated with this degree at Salt Lake Community College in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in communication and journalism from Salt Lake Community College

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
355 Communication & Journalism Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #359 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Colorado State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 355 communication and journalism students who graduated with this degree at Colorado State in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the communication and journalism program report average early career wages of $31,150.

More information about a degree in communication and journalism from Colorado State University - Fort Collins

#8

University of Denver

Denver, CO
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
152 Communication & Journalism Degrees Awarded

DU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Denver. A Best Schools rank of #488 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means DU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 152 communication and journalism students who graduated with this degree at DU in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the communication and journalism program at University of Denver earn $11,898 above the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

More information about a degree in communication and journalism from University of Denver

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
147 Communication & Journalism Degrees Awarded

CU Anschutz is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Denver. A Best Schools rank of #715 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means CU Anschutz is a great university overall.

There were about 147 communication and journalism students who graduated with this degree at CU Anschutz in the most recent data year. Those communication and journalism students who get their degree from University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus make $3,648 more than the average communication and journalism grad.

More information about a degree in communication and journalism from University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In UT
198 Communication & Journalism Degrees Awarded

UVU is a very large public university located in the city of Orem. This university ranks 9th out of 19 schools for overall quality in the state of Utah.

There were about 198 communication and journalism students who graduated with this degree at UVU in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in communication and journalism from Utah Valley University

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges by State

Explore the best communication and journalism schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 38 1,996
Utah 37 1,430
Idaho 36 675
Montana 35 167
Wyoming 33 106

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Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 3,162
Public Relations & Advertising 784
Journalism 480
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 102
Publishing 23
Communication & Journalism (Other) 7

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Josh Hallett.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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