Best Colleges with Communication Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Communication, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Communication is a popular major and can be found at many different colleges and universities, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Communication degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Communication degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Communication.

The Best Communication Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Boston University Boston, MA

Boston University offers 2 Communication Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 378 students graduated in the study area of Communication with students earning 378 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
2 University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

University of California-Santa Barbara offers 4 Communication Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 363 students graduated in the study area of Communication with students earning 352 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
3 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 4 Communication Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 345 students graduated in the study area of Communication with students earning 320 Bachelor's degrees, 15 Doctoral degrees, and 10 Master's degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
4 University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA

University of California-San Diego offers 4 Communication Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 294 students graduated in the study area of Communication with students earning 284 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
5 University of California-Davis Davis, CA

University of California-Davis offers 4 Communication Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 294 students graduated in the study area of Communication with students earning 293 Bachelor's degrees, 1 Doctoral degree.

Based on 92 Reviews
6 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah offers 1 Communication Degree program. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 413 students graduated in the study area of Communication with students earning 413 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews
7 Cornell University Ithaca, NY

Cornell University offers 4 Communication Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 107 students graduated in the study area of Communication with students earning 87 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Master's degrees, and 9 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 100 Reviews
8 University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 4 Communication Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 275 students graduated in the study area of Communication with students earning 265 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews
9 Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX

Texas A & M University-College Station offers 4 Communication Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 280 students graduated in the study area of Communication with students earning 264 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Doctoral degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.

Based on 92 Reviews
10 Northeastern University Boston, MA

Northeastern University offers 3 Communication Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 158 students graduated in the study area of Communication with students earning 158 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 48 Reviews

List of Communication Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
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  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 23,497
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
University of California-San Diego University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA
3/5
15 : 1 32,906
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
University of Utah University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
3/5
19 : 1 31,592
Cornell University Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
12 : 1 21,904
University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA
3/5
21 : 1 29,269
Texas A & M University-College Station Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX
3/5
21 : 1 63,813
Northeastern University Northeastern University Boston, MA
5/5
15 : 1 19,940
Purdue University-Main Campus Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
3/5
20 : 1 40,472
University of San Diego University of San Diego San Diego, CA
5/5
15 : 1 8,251
Marist College Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
5/5
19 : 1 6,474
High Point University High Point University High Point, NC
5/5
14 : 1 4,573
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Wake Forest University Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
5/5
5 : 1 7,837
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
The College of New Jersey The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
4/5
15 : 1 7,406
La Salle University La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
17 : 1 5,683
Saint Louis University Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
5/5
11 : 1 17,047
University Logo The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
5/5
20 : 1 7,959
Eastern Illinois University Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
3/5
17 : 1 8,520
Flagler College-St Augustine Flagler College-St Augustine Saint Augustine, FL
4/5
18 : 1 2,701
Manhattan College Manhattan College Riverdale, NY
5/5
14 : 1 4,071
George Washington University George Washington University Washington, DC
5/5
17 : 1 26,212

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Getting a Communication Degree Online

Schools offering online Communication degrees

Online Communication degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 401 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Communication degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
University of Phoenix-Arizona 1 0 400 0 0
Northeastern University Global Network 0 0 33 115 0
Colorado State University-Global Campus 0 0 53 0 0
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus 0 0 47 0 0
Arkansas State University-Main Campus 0 0 30 0 0
How many schools offer online Communication degrees?
  • 3 Certificates
  • 5 Associate's
  • 33 Bachelor's
  • 8 Master's

What degrees do people get in Communication?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 22 Colleges 117 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 273 Colleges 8,811 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 14 Colleges 39 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 11 Colleges 70 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 54 Colleges 590 Graduates

Communication Degree Overview

When it comes to choosing a Communication degree, there are many opportunities for a traditional degree as well as higher education opportunities. The most typical path for those earning a degree in Communication can presume a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The most popular Communication degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Communication degree that people get is a master's degree which illustrates a focus on higher learning. This highlights that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although a certificate is offered at some schools, getting a certificate is not very common. Finding the right Communication degree for you not only requires the flexibility of your time and schedule but also a look into the schools the offer the degree as well as what options are available to you once you earn your degree.

Average cost of college for a Communication degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$3,065 Public In-State
$6,810 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$8,838 Public In-State
$25,777 Private In-State
$20,047 Public Out-of-State
$25,777 Private Out-of-State
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