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

5 Colleges
778 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,549 Avg Cost*

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

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MississippiIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 778 bachelor's degrees from a Mississippi school, making the subject the 9th in the state. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.8% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Mississippi ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality communication and journalism programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the communication and journalism program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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The communication and journalism school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying communication and journalism.

Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Southern Mississippi has taken the #1 spot in this year's communication and journalism ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Hattiesburg, Southern Miss is a public school with a large student population. Southern Miss also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Mississippi rankings.

About 8.7% of Southern Miss students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 7,417 students take at least one class online at Southern Miss. 3,353 of Southern Miss 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 Mississippi

University, MS

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Mississippi. Located in the remote town of University, Ole Miss is a public college with a fairly large student population. Ole Miss also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Mississippi list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at Ole Miss is lower than is typical, just 7.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 6,473 students at Ole Miss that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,592 part time students in attendance at Ole Miss. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Our rankings recognize Mississippi College as the #3 school in this year's rankings. MC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Clinton. As a testament to the quality of education offered at MC, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Mississippi ranking.

About 7.3% of MC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,212 students take at least one class online at MC. There are roughly 1,239 part time students in attendance at MC.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Our rankings recognize Mississippi State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Mississippi State, Mississippi State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Mississippi State also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Mississippi rankings.

About 7.6% of Mississippi State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,874 students at Mississippi State that take at least one class online. 3,265 of Mississippi State students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Jackson State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Jackson, Jackson State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. Jackson State also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Mississippi rankings.

Approximately 3,090 students take at least one class online at Jackson State. There are roughly 1,672 part time students in attendance at Jackson State. 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 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
Florida 5,356
Virginia 2,014
Georgia 2,936
North Carolina 3,586
West Virginia 425
Tennessee 1,630
South Carolina 1,254
Alabama 1,729
Louisiana 894
Kentucky 1,576
Arkansas 797

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 342
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 284
Journalism 176
Public Relations & Advertising 58
Communication & Journalism (Other) 10

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 3,574
Psychology 1,145
Social Sciences 603
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 483
History 255

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 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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