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

13 Colleges
1,839 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,644 Avg Cost*

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

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in WisconsinIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 1,839 bachelor's degrees from a Wisconsin school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that 1.9% 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 Wisconsin ranking looked at 13 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communication and journalism. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great communication and journalism programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the communication and journalism program at the school. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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

Check out the communication and journalism programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

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

#1

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Wisconsin that are best for non-traditional communication and journalism students. Marquette is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Milwaukee. Marquette did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.0%. Approximately 1,234 students take at least one class online at Marquette. There are roughly 1,215 part time students in attendance at Marquette. Marquette does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UW - Madison has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin ranking.

About 1.3% of UW - Madison students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,424 students at UW - Madison that take at least one class online. 4,418 of UW - Madison students are attending part time. UW - Madison does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UW - Whitewater is a large public school located in the distant town of Whitewater. UW - Whitewater also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin rankings.

The student loan default rate at UW - Whitewater is lower than is typical, just 8.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 3,304 students at UW - Whitewater that take at least one class online. 2,456 of UW - Whitewater students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

Edgewood College

Madison, WI

Our rankings recognize Edgewood College as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Madison, Edgewood is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Edgewood, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin ranking.

The student loan default rate at Edgewood is lower than is typical, just 2.1% of students default in three years. There are approximately 450 students at Edgewood that take at least one class online. 773 of Edgewood students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. UW Oshkosh is a large public school located in the city of Oshkosh. UW Oshkosh not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.4%. 1,184 of UW Oshkosh students are exclusively distance learners. 7,036 of UW Oshkosh students are attending part time. UW Oshkosh does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. UW - Stevens Point is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Stevens Point.

The student loan default rate at UW - Stevens Point is lower than is typical, just 3.5% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,589 students take at least one class online at UW - Stevens Point. 1,574 of UW - Stevens Point students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Located in the small city of Eau Claire, UW - Eau Claire is a public college with a large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UW - Eau Claire has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Wisconsin ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.5%. There are approximately 2,242 students at UW - Eau Claire that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,698 part time students in attendance at UW - Eau Claire. UW - Eau Claire does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Superior. Located in the suburb of Superior, UW - Superior is a public school with a small student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.1%. 816 students at UW - Superior are exclusively online. 714 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, UWM is a public college with a very large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.3%. There are approximately 7,217 students at UWM that take at least one class online. About 6,191 of the students at UWM are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. UW - Green Bay is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Green Bay.

There are approximately 2,689 students at UW - Green Bay that take at least one class online. 3,605 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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

Explore all the Best Communication & Journalism Colleges 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
Indiana 2,483

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,269
Journalism 308
Public Relations & Advertising 238
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 113
Communication & Journalism (Other) 15

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 5,163
Social Sciences 3,240
Psychology 2,558
History 586
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 410

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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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