2018 Most Affordable Online Journalism Degrees

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These are the top 10 most affordable online bachelor's degrees in journalism. The average annual tuition of the schools listed is $14,094 and they offer a range of bachelor's of science and bachelor's of arts degrees focusing on journalism. Ranked number one on the list is Southern Illinois University - Carbondale with an annual tuition of $11,220. University of Massachusetts - Amherst is ranked second and only costs slightly more at $11,700 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Annual Tuition $11,220
#2 #2 University of Massachusetts - Amherst Annual Tuition $11,700
#3 #3 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850
#4 #4 New England College Annual Tuition $12,150
#5 #5 Calvary University Annual Tuition $13,184
#6 #6 Upper Iowa University Annual Tuition $13,620
#7 #7 Ashford University Annual Tuition $14,250
#8 #8 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Annual Tuition $14,594
#9 #9 National University Annual Tuition $16,290
#10 #10 Webster University Annual Tuition $22,080
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  • Annual Tuition: $11,220
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Copywriting; Creativity Across Platforms; Mass Communication in Society; Mass Communication Research; Social Issues in Advertising; Writing Across Platforms

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Food Writing; Interviewing Skills for Journalists; Magazine Writing; Media, Public Relations & Propaganda; News Literacy

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Communicating In The 21st Century; Community, Citizen & Civic Journalism; Feature Writing & Specialty Reporting; Journalism Technology Tools; Multimedia Reporting & Mobile Field Production; Narrative Concept And Development; Personal And Professional Editing
  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    Communication Ethics; Contemporary Art and Media; Interpersonal Relationships and Interview Skills; Multimedia News Writing and Editing; Organizational Communication and Negotiation
  • Annual Tuition: $13,184
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Example Classes:
    Cross Cultural Journalism & Mass Media; Documentary Film; Mass Media, Culture and Society; Media Law; Media Photoimaging; Radio & Television Performance
  • Annual Tuition: $13,620
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Feature Writing; News Editing; Principles of Interviewing; Sport Writing and Reporting; Web Publishing and Social Media
  • Annual Tuition: $14,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Editorial & Feature Writing; Global Journalism; Journalism & Politics; Multimedia News Writing and Editing; Specialized Journalism; Visual Journalism

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,594
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    Digital Multimedia Metrics; Idea Development and Media Writing; Issues for Newsroom Managers; Survey of Electronic Media and Telecommunications; Telecommunications Management; Writing for the Media
  • Annual Tuition: $16,290
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Documentary Techniques; Global Journalism; Journalism Business Skills; Journalism on Screen; Mobile Reporting
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