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2023 Journalism Cost

There are about 33,711 students enrolled in Journalism in the USA.

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Journalism is the 100th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $39,046 amongst the top 50 programs.

New England has the most expensive schools with great journalism programs led by Fairfield University with an annual cost of $49,080. The most expensive state for journalism is District of Columbia led by American University and George Washington University.

Public schools with good programs typically charge 74.37% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 41.19% less than your average private school. So, if you're applying to a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most expensive top 25 college for journalism is University of Southern California, which is the 14th most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Provo. It costs just $5,790 per year but is its journalism program is ranked #68. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable option, University of North Texas  is probably a good fit for you, ranked #16 with an in-state cost of just $8,295. Another more affordable choice would be #21, University of Florida in Alachua County, FL with a cost of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for out-of-state students.

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