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

3 Colleges
1,157 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,336 Avg Cost*

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

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IowaOut of the majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 9th in Iowa. In fact, 1,157 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.2% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Iowa ranking, we looked at 3 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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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 Iowa

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 Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa has taken the #1 spot in this year's communication and journalism ranking for non-traditional students. Iowa is a fairly large public school located in the city of Iowa City. Iowa did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Iowa list.

About 2.5% of Iowa students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 12,073 students take at least one class online at Iowa. There are roughly 5,224 part time students in attendance at Iowa. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Iowa State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Iowa State has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Iowa ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.2%. There are approximately 6,215 students at Iowa State that take at least one class online. About 3,779 of the students at Iowa State are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Northern Iowa. Located in the city of Cedar Falls, UNI is a public school with a large student population. UNI did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Iowa list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.9%. Approximately 2,118 students take at least one class online at UNI. 1,923 of UNI students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 1,965
Minnesota 1,470
Kansas 910
South Dakota 176
Nebraska 665
North Dakota 201

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 544
Journalism 313
Public Relations & Advertising 296
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 99
Communication & Journalism (Other) 5

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 3,176
Social Sciences 1,539
Psychology 1,481
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 478
History 298

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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