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2021 Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Indiana

13 Colleges
2,483 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,387 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IndianaOut of the majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 7th in Indiana. In fact, 2,483 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that 2.6% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Indiana ranking looked at 13 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communication and journalism. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent communication and journalism programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the communication and journalism program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Indiana

The following schools top our list of the Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Top 10 Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Indiana University - Bloomington has taken the #1 spot in this year's communication and journalism ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at IU Bloomington, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Indiana ranking.

The student loan default rate at IU Bloomington is lower than is typical, just 3.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 5,026 students at IU Bloomington that take at least one class online. About 5,192 of the students at IU Bloomington are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Ball State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Muncie. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Ball State, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Indiana ranking.

The student loan default rate at Ball State is lower than is typical, just 5.3% of students default in three years. 5,037 students at Ball State are exclusively online. There are roughly 5,958 part time students in attendance at Ball State. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. IUPUI is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis. As a testament to the quality of education offered at IUPUI, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Indiana ranking.

The student loan default rate at IUPUI is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 9,387 students take at least one class online at IUPUI. There are roughly 7,204 part time students in attendance at IUPUI. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Southern Indiana as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Evansville, USI is a public school with a fairly large student population. USI also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Indiana rankings.

About 5.0% of USI students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 3,732 students take at least one class online at USI. About 4,258 of the students at USI are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Purdue, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Indiana ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. Approximately 6,641 students take at least one class online at Purdue. 6,079 of Purdue students are attending part time. Purdue does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Indiana University - Southeast earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of New Albany, Indiana University - Southeast is a public school with a small student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.3%. There are approximately 1,845 students at Indiana University - Southeast that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,867 part time students in attendance at Indiana University - Southeast. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Indiana University - South Bend as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Indiana University - South Bend is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of South Bend.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.1%. Approximately 2,088 students take at least one class online at Indiana University - South Bend. There are roughly 1,497 part time students in attendance at Indiana University - South Bend. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Indiana University - East earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. IU East is a small public school located in the rural area of Richmond.

2,136 students at IU East are exclusively online. About 1,721 of the students at IU East are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - Kokomo. Located in the small city of Kokomo, IU Kokomo is a public college with a small student population.

The student loan default rate at IU Kokomo is lower than is typical, just 8.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,023 students take at least one class online at IU Kokomo. 814 of IU Kokomo students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

Our rankings recognize Indiana State University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Indiana State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Terre Haute.

Approximately 2,979 students take at least one class online at Indiana State. 3,251 students are part time. Indiana State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 3,290
Ohio 3,878
Illinois 3,692
Wisconsin 1,839

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,753
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 495
Journalism 365
Public Relations & Advertising 314
Communication & Journalism (Other) 16

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 9,275
Psychology 3,081
Social Sciences 2,996
History 541
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 386

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 13 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Josh Hallett.

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