Best Journalism Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Journalism degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 71 Journalism schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Journalism Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 3 Journalism Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 115 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 91 Master's degrees, 24 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
2 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
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University of California-Berkeley offers 1 Journalism Degree program. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 40 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 40 Master's degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
3 California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA
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California State University-Northridge offers 2 Journalism Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 253 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 253 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
4 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University offers 2 Journalism Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 18 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 18 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
5 California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA

California State University-Long Beach offers 2 Journalism Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 124 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 124 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
6 California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 2 Journalism Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 82 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 82 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
7 San Diego State University San Diego, CA

San Diego State University offers 2 Journalism Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 94 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 94 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
8 Biola University La Mirada, CA

Biola University offers 1 Journalism Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 31 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 31 Bachelor's degrees.

9 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University offers 2 Journalism Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 62 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 62 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
10 San Jose State University San Jose, CA

San Jose State University offers 2 Journalism Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 40 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 40 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews

List of all Journalism Colleges in California

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
California State University-Northridge California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA
2/5
32 : 1 41,548
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
3/5
23 : 1 20,944
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
Biola University Biola University La Mirada, CA
5/5
19 : 1 6,227
San Francisco State University San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
2/5
28 : 1 30,256
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
California State University-Chico California State University-Chico Chico, CA
2/5
26 : 1 17,220
University of La Verne University of La Verne La Verne, CA
5/5
21 : 1 8,334
Point Loma Nazarene University Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
5/5
18 : 1 3,663
California Baptist University California Baptist University Riverside, CA
5/5
22 : 1 8,541
Humboldt State University Humboldt State University Arcata, CA
2/5
24 : 1 8,790
California State University-Sacramento California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
2/5
31 : 1 30,284
Mount Saint Mary's University Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles, CA
5/5
14 : 1 3,431
California State University-Los Angeles California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
2/5
32 : 1 27,680
De Anza College De Anza College Cupertino, CA
1/5
51 : 1 22,512
Academy of Art University Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
4/5
22 : 1 13,800
Ashford University Ashford University San Diego, CA
3/5
37 : 1 42,452
El Camino Community College District El Camino Community College District Torrance, CA
1/5
46 : 1 24,001
Pasadena City College Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA
1/5
46 : 1 27,050
Ohlone College Ohlone College Fremont, CA
1/5
41 : 1 10,193
East Los Angeles College East Los Angeles College Monterey Park, CA
1/5
69 : 1 37,188

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Additional Journalism Degree Facts for California Schools

California Schools offering online Journalism degrees

Online Journalism degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 83 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Journalism degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Ashford University 0 0 83 0 0
Academy of Art University 0 0 5 12 0
How many California schools offer online Journalism degrees?
  • 1 Associate's
  • 2 Bachelor's
  • 1 Master's

What Journalism degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 48 Colleges 170 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 20 Colleges 1,025 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 19 Colleges 17 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 3 Colleges 143 Graduates
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