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

4 Colleges
622 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,023 Avg Cost*

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

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IdahoCommunication & Journalism is one of the most popular subjects to study in Idaho. With 622 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 7th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.6% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Idaho ranking looked at 4 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.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

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

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

Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

University of Idaho tops the 2021 list of our schools in Idaho that are best for non-traditional communication and journalism students. U of I is a large public school located in the distant town of Moscow. U of I also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Idaho list, coming in at #1.

About 5.9% of U of I students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,751 students take at least one class online at U of I. There are roughly 3,405 part time students in attendance at U of I. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Boise State University. Located in the midsize city of Boise, Boise State is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Boise State has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Idaho ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.4%. There are approximately 5,955 students at Boise State that take at least one class online. 11,609 of Boise State students are attending part time. Boise State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Brigham Young University - Idaho as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Rexburg, BYU - I is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, BYU - I has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Idaho ranking.

The student loan default rate at BYU - I is lower than is typical, just 3.4% of students default in three years. 21,053 of BYU - I students are exclusively distance learners. 24,006 of BYU - I students are attending part time. BYU - I does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#4

Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Idaho State University. ISU is a large public school located in the small city of Pocatello. As a testament to the quality of education offered at ISU, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Idaho ranking.

The student loan default rate at ISU is lower than is typical, just 7.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,203 students take at least one class online at ISU. 4,918 of ISU students are attending part time. ISU 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
Colorado 1,791
Utah 1,291
Montana 145
Wyoming 60

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 547
Public Relations & Advertising 90
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 21
Journalism 17

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 1,524
Psychology 649
Social Sciences 646
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 534
History 185

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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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