2019 Most Affordable Online Journalism Degrees

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The nine schools on this list offer the most affordable online bachelor's degrees in journalism. Valley City State University in North Dakota tops the list, with an annual tuition of $8,880. They have four degree options for journalism majors: a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Communication with specializations in Journalism and Media Communication Cognate or Digital Media Management Cognate. Colorado State University-Global Campus, ranked #2, offers a BS in Journalism and Media Communication for only $10,500 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Valley City State University $8,880
#2 #2 Colorado State University-Global Campus $10,500
#3 #3 University of Massachusetts - Amherst $11,700
#4 #4 Southern Illinois University - Carbondale $11,815
#5 #5 New England College $12,150
#6 #6 Ashford University $14,250
#7 #7 National University $16,650
#8 #8 Webster University $22,720
#9 #9 Academy of Art University $27,510
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Example Classes:
    Communication and Interviewing; Communication Theory; Group Dynamics; Introduction to Media Writing; Social Media Management; Sports Information
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    History of Media; Media Effects; Multiculturalism and the Media; New Communication Technologies and Society; Publicity and Media Relations; Writing for Specialized Magazines
  • 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: $11,815
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $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

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  • 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: $16,650
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $22,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Example Classes:
    Cultural Diversity in the Media; Ethics in the Media; Fundamentals of Reporting; Interpersonal Communications; Media Literacy
  • Annual Tuition: $27,510
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Blogging: Content Creation & Promotion; Fashion Features & Storytelling; Fashion Research & Reporting; Interactive Infographics; Magazine & Digital Media Publishing; Short Copy for Campaigns; Social Media Data Analytics

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This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.