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

12 Colleges
1,965 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,520 Avg Cost*

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

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MissouriOut of the majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 7th in Missouri. In fact, 1,965 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that 2.0% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Missouri ranking looked at 12 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communication and journalism. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent communication and journalism programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the communication and journalism program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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

The following schools top our list of the Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Top 10 Best Communication & Journalism Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Missouri - Columbia tops the 2021 list of our schools in Missouri that are best for non-traditional communication and journalism students. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a fairly large student population. Mizzou also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Missouri list, coming in at #1.

About 4.1% of Mizzou students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,407 students at Mizzou that take at least one class online. 4,578 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

Webster University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, Webster is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. Webster also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Missouri rankings.

About 4.8% of Webster students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 3,147 of Webster students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 7,332 part time students in attendance at Webster. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Central Missouri comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UCM is a fairly large public school located in the town of Warrensburg. UCM also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Missouri list, coming in at #6.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.5%. There are approximately 3,195 students at UCM that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,478 part time students in attendance at UCM. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Missouri State University - Springfield as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Missouri State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Missouri list.

About 5.6% of Missouri State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 6,703 students take at least one class online at Missouri State. 7,188 of Missouri State students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO

Lindenwood University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Saint Charles, Lindenwood University is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Lindenwood University did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Missouri list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.6%. There are approximately 2,736 students at Lindenwood University that take at least one class online. 2,095 of Lindenwood University students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southeast Missouri State University. Located in the city of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Approximately 3,188 students take at least one class online at Southeast Missouri State University. There are roughly 3,394 part time students in attendance at Southeast Missouri State University. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Missouri - Kansas City landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. UMKC is a large public school located in the city of Kansas City. UMKC did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Missouri list.

About 7.8% of UMKC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,095 students at UMKC that take at least one class online. There are roughly 6,849 part time students in attendance at UMKC. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northwest Missouri State University. Located in the remote town of Maryville, Northwest is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.9%. Approximately 1,516 students take at least one class online at Northwest. About 1,477 of the students at Northwest are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Missouri - St Louis landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best communication and journalism schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, UMSL is a public college with a large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UMSL has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Missouri ranking.

The student loan default rate at UMSL is lower than is typical, just 6.2% of students default in three years. There are approximately 3,758 students at UMSL that take at least one class online. About 10,040 of the students at UMSL are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. SLU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Louis. SLU also made our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in Missouri list, coming in at #2.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.5%. 1,113 students at SLU are exclusively online. About 3,918 of the students at SLU are attending part time. SLU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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
Minnesota 1,470
Kansas 910
South Dakota 176
Iowa 1,157
Nebraska 665
North Dakota 201

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,154
Journalism 683
Public Relations & Advertising 390
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 71
Communication & Journalism (Other) 9

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 7,118
Psychology 3,131
Social Sciences 2,265
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 869
History 526

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 12 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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