2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Communications Degrees

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This list of 14 schools offer affordable online communication degrees, all with annual tuitions under $10,000. The degrees on this list are available at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and certificate level. The most affordable school on this list, Lamar University, offers a Bachelor of Science in Communication for only $6,240 per year. Students interested in a dual psychology and communications degreee will find an affordable option at Waldorf University, with an annual tuition of only $8,550. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online communications degrees at the bachelor's level. Students interested in pursuing communications at the graduate level should view our master's in communications rankings

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Rank College Annual Tuition Communications Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Lamar University Annual Tuition $6,240 Communications Degrees: Bachelor's
#2 #2 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,424 Communications Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#3 #3 Arkansas State University Annual Tuition $6,990 Communications Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#4 #4 Ohio University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $7,290 Communications Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#5 #5 Valley City State University Annual Tuition $7,639 Communications Degrees: Bachelor's
#6 #6 Clarion University Annual Tuition $7,818 Communications Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 Salem State University Annual Tuition $8,100 Communications Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 Waldorf University Annual Tuition $8,550 Communications Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#9 #9 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Annual Tuition $8,640 Communications Degrees: Bachelor's
#10 #10 Lynn University Annual Tuition $8,850 Communications Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#11 #11 Drury University Annual Tuition $9,269 Communications Degrees: Bachelor's
#12 #12 University of Wisconsin-Superior Annual Tuition $9,270 Communications Degrees: Bachelor's
#13 #13 King University Annual Tuition $9,300 Communications Degrees: Bachelor's
#14 #14 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Communications Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Broadcast Announcing; Conflict Management & Small Group Communication; Human Resource Interviewing; Interpersonal Communication; Interviewing; Media Writing

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,424
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Communication; Business Communication Applications; Conflict Management Through Communication; Corporate Communication; Global Business Communication; Managerial Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $6,990
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Communication Theory; Computer Mediated Information; Crisis Communication; Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Mass Communication in Modern Society
  • Annual Tuition: $7,290
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Communication in Interpersonal Relationships; Communication in Your Workplace: Strategies for Teachers and Administrators; Consumer Issues in Telecommunication; Fundamentals of Public Speaking; International Mass Media; Introduction to Studies in Visual Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $7,639
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Communication and Interviewing; Communication Theory; Group Dynamics; Human Communication; Public Relations; Reporting and Feature Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $7,818
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Intro to Human Communication; Intro to Mass Media; Media Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Communications in the Global Village; Gender Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Mass Media and Society; Oral Communication; Peace and Peace Building
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Mass Communications and Society; Mass Media Law; News Gathering and Reporting; Radio Production; Television/Film Production; Web Design
  • Annual Tuition: $8,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Crisis Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Measurement in Communication; Modern Media and Society; Nonverbal Communication; Organizational Communication

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Advertising, Public Relations and Society; Communication Law and Ethics; Media Literacy; Persuasion and Propaganda
  • Annual Tuition: $9,269
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Communication and Ethics; Contemporary Workforce Issues; Ethics and Leadership; Expository Writing; Grant Writing; Leading Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Annual Tuition: $9,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Intercultural Communication; Communicating Gender; Communication in Conflict; Communication Inquiry; Group Communication Processes; Interpersonal Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Speech Communication; Communication Theory; Editing for Special Topics in Communication ; Ethics in Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Leadership Communication

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