School and Ranking Information
Of the few schools that offer a bachelor's degree in communications within a 10-miles radius of Phoenix, only one is public. Based on programs, rankings and student services, the following university is considered one of the top schools in the area for communication degrees:
- Winner: Arizona State University's Tempe location is the only public or nonprofit school in the area that offers a bachelor's degree in communication. ASU offers communication degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
School and Info Chart
|Category||Arizona State University|
|Rankings|| Tied for #129 for National Universities (2015),
#2 for Up-and-Coming Schools (2015)**
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$9,861 (in-state), $23,654 (out-of-state)**|
|Communication Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Ph.D.|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||59%**|
|Noteworthy||Available student organizations include the Association of Human Communication at ASU and the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
Arizona State University - Tempe Campus
- B.S. in Communication available fully online
- Faculty at ASU over the years has included 4 Pulitzer Prize winners and 2 Nobel laureates
- Forbes magazine rated the school as a best buy in American education in 2012
Arizona State University offers hundreds of undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 75,000 students across four campuses. Of those, more than 60,000 attend the main campus in Tempe. The communication programs at ASU are within the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, which is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Basic courses in both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs in communication touche upon communication inquiry, human communication and public speaking. Advanced communication courses include business communication, social influence and media communication. Undergraduates can participate in internships, research apprenticeships and study abroad opportunities. The Doctor of Philosophy in Communication program focuses mainly on research leading to a doctoral dissertation.