2020 Most Affordable Online Communications Degrees

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The 24 schools in this list represent the most affordable options for obtaining an online bachelor's degree in communications. At #1, Tennessee State University offers an online Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Communication for only $4,200 per year. Southern Utah University, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of $6,006 for its Bachelor of Applied Science in Graphic Communications.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online master's in communications degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,200
# 2 #2 $6,006
# 3 #3 $6,060
# 4 #4 $6,510
# 5 #5 $6,560
# 6 #6 $7,290
# 7 #7 $7,440
# 8 #8 $7,568
# 9 #9 $7,740
# 10 #10 $7,800
# 11 #11 $7,953
# 12 #12 $8,000
# 13 #13 $8,100
# 14 #14 $8,304
# 15 #15 $8,334
# 16 #16 $8,400
# 17 #17 $8,480
# 18 #18 $8,835
# 19 (tie) #19 (tie) $8,850
# 19 (tie) #19 (tie) $8,850
# 21 #21 $8,883
# 22 #22 $9,000
# 23 #23 $9,150
# 24 #24 $9,233
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Business and Professional Speaking; Communication Theory; Leadership Communication; Small Group Communication

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Public Relations
  • Annual Tuition: $6,006
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes: Critical Thinking and Listening; Family Communication; Health Communication; Intercultural Communication; Nonverbal Communication; Team Work, Decision Making, and Leadership

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Strategic Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes: Advocacy, Civic Engagement, and Emerging Media; Critical Approaches to Emerging Media; Emerging Media Ethics and Law; Emerging Media for Professionals; Mass Communication History and Theory; Research Analytics and Performance

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Emergent Media and Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $6,510
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes: Analysis of Argument; Business and Professional Speaking; Inter-ethnic Cultural Communication; Listening; Persuasion; Public Address

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Communication Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes: Business Communication; Business Communication Applications; Conflict Management Through Communication; Corporate Communication; Global Business Communication; Managerial Communication; Managerial Reports and Presentations; Organizational Culture and Climate

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of General Studies - Business Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Education - Corporate Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $7,290
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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; Mass Media Writing Principles; Media and the Creative Process; Precision Language for Journalists; Privacy in the Internet Age

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Human and Consumer Sciences in Human Services - Diversity and Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $7,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes: Broadcast Announcing; Conflict Management & Small Group Communication; Human Resource Interviewing; Interpersonal Communication; Interviewing; Media Writing; News Gathering & Writing; Organizational Communication; Pop Culture Theories; TV Writing and Performing

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - General
  • Annual Tuition: $7,568
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes: Argumentation: Reason in Communication; Communication Criticism; Communication in a Diverse World; Language and Expressive Culture; Media, Community and Citizenship; Public Speaking

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $7,740
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes: Communication Theory; Computer Mediated Information; Crisis Communication; Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Mass Communication in Modern Society; Narratives in Health and Healing; Organization Communication; Principles of Persuasion

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Communication Studies
  • BGS in Communications
  • BS in Creative Media - Corporate Media
  • BS in Digital Innovation - Strategic Communications
  • BS in Strategic Communication - Social Media Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes: Argumentation and Debate; Mass Media; Public Relations; Public Relations Writing; Small Group Communication

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $7,953
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes: New Media; Organizational Communication; Persuasion; Principles of Advertising; Public Relations and Publicity

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Strategic Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes: Applied Active Listening; Applied Conflict Management; Applied Presentation Skills; Communication in the Workplace; Relational Communication

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Leadership
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Entertainment Management
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Integrated Studies - Strategic Practices
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Organizational Communication
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Strategic Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Communication Systems; Information & Digital Literacy; Making Writing Relevant; Technical Writing

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor in Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor in Arts in Communication - Digital Communication and Media Design
  • Bachelor in Arts in Communication - Strategic Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Communications
  • Annual Tuition: $8,304
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes: Communication Theory; Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Organizational Communication

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Communication
  • B.S. in Communication
  • B.S. in Organizational Sciences - Organizational Communication
  • B.S. in Organizational Sciences - Organizations and Communities
  • Annual Tuition: $8,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes: Intro to Human Communication; Intro to Mass Media; Media Writing

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Communication Principles
  • Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies - Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes: Communicating with Difference; Conflict Management; Human Communication Concepts; Interviewing; Persuasive Presentations; Speech Communication

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Applied Communication
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Psychology
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Speech Communication
  • BA in Mass Communication - Journalism/Entertainment Writing and Reporting
  • BA in Mass Communication - Journalism/Entertainment Writing and Reporting - Media Studies
  • BA in Mass Communication - Journalism/Entertainment Writing and Reporting - Professional
  • Annual Tuition: $8,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes: American Government and Politics; Broadcasting and Cable; Mass Media and the Law; Media Economics; Programs, Programming and Effects; Radio Production

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Broadcasting and Mass Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $8,835
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes: Communication Theory & Research; Conflict Management; Interpersonal Communication; Media and Society; Survey of Communication

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA Communication - Organizational & Strategic Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Business Communication; Civility and Mass Media; Conflict and Communications; Digital Media; Strategies for Decision Making

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Strategic Communications
  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes: Gender and Communication; Intercultural Communication Theory and Research; Nonverbal Communication; Persuasion; Small Group Communication; The Rhetorical Tradition and Contemporary Applications

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $8,883
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes: Interpersonal Communication; Interviewing; Organizational Communication; Persuasion; Rhetorical Criticism

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Communication Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes: Advertising, Public Relations and Society; Communication Law and Ethics; Media Literacy; Persuasion and Propaganda

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Communication and Media
  • Annual Tuition: $9,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes: Advanced Intercultural Communication; Communicating Gender; Communication in Conflict; Communication Inquiry; Group Communication Processes; Interpersonal Communication; Persuasion; Theatre Appreciation

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communicating Arts
  • Bachelor of Science in Communicating Arts
  • Annual Tuition: $9,233
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes: Crisis Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Measurement in Communication; Modern Media and Society; Nonverbal Communication; Organizational Communication; Public Messages; Rhetoric in Western Thought

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Communication
  • BA in Humanities - Communication (Bachelor’s Accelerated Completion)