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

12 Colleges
1,791 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,349 Avg Cost*

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

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in ColoradoCommunication & Journalism is one of the most popular subjects to study in Colorado. With 1,791 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 8th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.9% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Colorado ranking, we looked at 12 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 Colorado

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

#1

University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver tops the 2021 list of our schools in Colorado that are best for non-traditional communication and journalism students. DU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Denver. DU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Colorado list.

The student loan default rate at DU is lower than is typical, just 1.8% of students default in three years. 1,604 students at DU are exclusively online. There are roughly 3,424 part time students in attendance at DU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Colorado Boulder comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. CU - Boulder is a fairly large public school located in the city of Boulder. CU - Boulder did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Colorado list.

The student loan default rate at CU - Boulder is lower than is typical, just 3.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,234 students take at least one class online at CU - Boulder. About 5,951 of the students at CU - Boulder are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Colorado State also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Colorado rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. There are approximately 4,779 students at Colorado State that take at least one class online. 7,877 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Northern Colorado earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Greeley, University of Northern Colorado is a public school with a large student population. University of Northern Colorado did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Colorado list.

About 5.6% of University of Northern Colorado students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,209 students at University of Northern Colorado that take at least one class online. 4,334 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Located in the city of Colorado Springs, UCCS is a public school with a large student population. UCCS also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Colorado rankings.

The student loan default rate at UCCS is lower than is typical, just 5.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,244 students take at least one class online at UCCS. There are roughly 4,408 part time students in attendance at UCCS. UCCS does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. CU Anschutz is a fairly large public school located in the city of Denver. CU Anschutz not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Colorado list.

The student loan default rate at CU Anschutz is lower than is typical, just 3.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,923 students take at least one class online at CU Anschutz. There are roughly 12,463 part time students in attendance at CU Anschutz. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#7

Regis University

Denver, CO

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Regis University. Regis U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Denver. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Regis U has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Colorado ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.7%. 2,515 students at Regis U are exclusively online. 2,821 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Metropolitan State University of Denver earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Denver, MSU Denver is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, MSU Denver has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Colorado ranking.

The student loan default rate at MSU Denver is lower than is typical, just 7.7% of students default in three years. There are approximately 6,499 students at MSU Denver that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,010 part time students in attendance at MSU Denver. MSU Denver does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Colorado Christian University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. CCU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Lakewood. CCU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Colorado list.

The student loan default rate at CCU is lower than is typical, just 6.7% of students default in three years. 4,042 students at CCU are exclusively online. About 5,369 of the students at CCU are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Colorado State University - Pueblo comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Pueblo, Colorado State University - Pueblo is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The student loan default rate at Colorado State University - Pueblo is lower than is typical, just 7.7% of students default in three years. There are approximately 662 students at Colorado State University - Pueblo that take at least one class online. 3,210 students are part time. Colorado State University - Pueblo does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Idaho 622
Utah 1,291
Montana 145
Wyoming 60

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,248
Public Relations & Advertising 438
Journalism 277
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 24
Communication & Journalism (Other) 9

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,427
Psychology 3,155
Education 3,095
History 514
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 420

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 12 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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