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

4 Colleges
797 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,529 Avg Cost*

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

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in ArkansasIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 797 bachelor's degrees from an Arkansas school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that 0.8% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Arkansas ranking, we 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.

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

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 Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas tops the 2021 list of our schools in Arkansas that are best for non-traditional communication and journalism students. UARK is a very large public school located in the small city of Fayetteville. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UARK has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arkansas ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. There are approximately 5,366 students at UARK that take at least one class online. There are roughly 5,176 part time students in attendance at UARK. UARK does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Harding University

Searcy, AR

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Harding University. Harding is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Searcy. Harding did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arkansas list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.8%. Approximately 263 students take at least one class online at Harding. There are roughly 741 part time students in attendance at Harding. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. A-State is a large public school located in the small city of Jonesboro. A-State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arkansas list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.9%. 4,220 of A-State students are exclusively distance learners. 6,253 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. ATU is a large public school located in the remote town of Russellville. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, ATU has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Arkansas ranking.

2,845 of ATU students are exclusively distance learners. 5,518 of ATU students are attending part time. ATU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 778
Florida 5,356
Virginia 2,014
Georgia 2,936
North Carolina 3,586
Alabama 1,729
Tennessee 1,630
West Virginia 425
South Carolina 1,254
Louisiana 894
Kentucky 1,576

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 378
Journalism 297
Public Relations & Advertising 120
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 84
Communication & Journalism (Other) 7

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 4,045
Psychology 897
Social Sciences 886
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 517
History 301

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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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