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

9 Colleges
1,576 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,065 Avg Cost*

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

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in KentuckyIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 1,576 bachelor's degrees from a Kentucky school, making the subject the 4th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.6% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Kentucky ranking analyzed 9 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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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As a non-traditional student, you have a lot to consider when it comes to choosing an education. That's why we've developed rankings specifically for you. Check out more major-related rankings here..

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

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

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University has taken the #1 spot in this year's communication and journalism ranking for non-traditional students. NKU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Highland Heights. As a testament to the quality of education offered at NKU, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kentucky ranking.

About 6.5% of NKU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,827 students take at least one class online at NKU. About 5,261 of the students at NKU are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Kentucky. UK is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Lexington. UK also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kentucky list, coming in at #1.

About 5.9% of UK students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 5,416 students at UK that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,024 part time students in attendance at UK. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. WKU is a large public school located in the city of Bowling Green. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, WKU has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kentucky ranking.

There are approximately 4,906 students at WKU that take at least one class online. 6,228 of WKU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Murray State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Murray State is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Murray. Murray State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kentucky list.

The student loan default rate at Murray State is lower than is typical, just 8.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,557 students at Murray State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,684 part time students in attendance at Murray State. Murray State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#5

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

Our rankings recognize University of Louisville as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UofL is a very large public school located in the city of Louisville. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UofL has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kentucky ranking.

The student loan default rate at UofL is lower than is typical, just 6.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,004 students take at least one class online at UofL. 5,494 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#6

Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY

Bellarmine University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Louisville, Bellarmine U is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Bellarmine U also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kentucky rankings.

About 4.2% of Bellarmine U students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 171 students take at least one class online at Bellarmine U. 607 of Bellarmine U 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 Eastern Kentucky University. Located in the distant town of Richmond, Eastern is a public college with a large student population. Eastern also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Kentucky rankings.

3,578 students at Eastern are exclusively online. About 4,649 of the students at Eastern are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Morehead State University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Morehead State University is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Morehead.

There are approximately 2,999 students at Morehead State University that take at least one class online. About 4,213 of the students at Morehead State University are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#9

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, KY

Lindsey Wilson College landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Columbia, Lindsey Wilson College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Approximately 688 students take at least one class online at Lindsey Wilson College. There are roughly 325 part time students in attendance at Lindsey Wilson College. Lindsey Wilson College 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 Colleges 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
West Virginia 425
Tennessee 1,630
North Carolina 3,586
South Carolina 1,254
Alabama 1,729
Louisiana 894
Arkansas 797

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 857
Public Relations & Advertising 464
Journalism 208
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 149

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 5,369
Psychology 2,097
Social Sciences 1,378
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 505
History 374

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 9 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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