SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AffordableSchools.net (http://www.affordableschools.net), an independent college search and rankings site that centers on unique and affordable offerings within higher education, has released a ranking of 15 of the Most Affordable Bachelor's Degrees in Communications.
CUNY Lehman College (Bronx, New York) leads the list, with CUNY York College (Jamaica, Queens, New York) and East Central University (Ada, Oklahoma) placing second and third, respectively. The full list of colleges and universities, in alphabetical order, is as follows:
* Concord University (Athens, West Virginia)
* CUNY Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, New York)
* CUNY City College (New York City, New York)
* CUNY Lehman College (Bronx, New York)
* CUNY Queens College (Queens, New York)
* CUNY York College (Jamaica, Queens, New York)
* East Central University (Ada, Oklahoma)
* Florida State College at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Florida)
* Langston University (Langston, Oklahoma)
* Louisiana State University-Shreveport (Shreveport, Louisiana)
* Mississippi Valley State University (Itta Bena, MS)
* Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, Oklahoma)
* University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (Pine Bluff, Arkansas)
* University of Houston-Downtown (Houston, Texas)
* Utah Valley University (Orem, Utah)
According to Raj Dash, lead researcher on the piece, "Careers in Communications is a bit of a mixed bag. Some occupations are expected to have lower than average growth from 2012-2022, while others are higher than average growth. However, there are still opportunities in the broader area of Communications, which covers several occupations. We wanted to offer a guide to finding affordable bachelor's programs in this field." The job growth information is according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which indicates between 2-15% increase in opportunities in different Communications-related occupations. The national average in the USA for all jobs is 11% growth in the same period.
Rankings for this list were compiled using college data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics), a bureau of the Dept. of Education (http://nces.ed.gov/). Using NCES's College Navigator online service, AffordableSchools.net queried for all institutions of higher education in the United States that offer a bachelor's degree in Communications or similar, sorted by NCES' listed "yearly net average price," filtered out defunct/ soon-to-be defunct colleges, schools with no net price, schools with no actual program (bad data), and verified programs. This list is part of an ongoing series about affordable bachelor's degrees.
AffordableSchools.net (http://www.affordableschools.net) is an independent college search and rankings site with a focus on affordable colleges and programs within higher education. It publishes a number of rankings series focusing on affordable bachelor's degrees (various topics), affordable bachelor's degree colleges by state, affordable online degree programs, resource lists and much more. The site is designed to make your college search easier.
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