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2021 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Kentucky

10 Colleges
1,884 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,335 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in KentuckyIn 2018-2019, education students earned 1,884 bachelor's degrees from a Kentucky school, making the subject the 3rd in the state. This means that 2.1% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Kentucky ranking analyzed 10 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in education. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent education programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the education program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Kentucky

Check out the education programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Top 10 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

University of Louisville tops the 2021 list of our schools in Kentucky that are best for non-traditional education students. UofL is a fairly large public school located in the city of Louisville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UofL, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Kentucky ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.4%. Approximately 3,004 students take at least one class online at UofL. There are roughly 5,494 part time students in attendance at UofL. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Our rankings recognize Northern Kentucky University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. NKU is a large public school located in the suburb of Highland Heights. NKU also made our Best Colleges for Education in Kentucky list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.5%. Approximately 4,827 students take at least one class online at NKU. About 5,261 of the students at NKU are attending part time. NKU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#3

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Our rankings recognize Western Kentucky University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. WKU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Bowling Green. WKU also made our Best Colleges for Education in Kentucky list, coming in at #6.

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

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#4

Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY

Bellarmine University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Louisville, Bellarmine U is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Bellarmine U, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Kentucky ranking.

The student loan default rate at Bellarmine U is lower than is typical, just 4.2% of students default in three years. There are approximately 171 students at Bellarmine U that take at least one class online. 607 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

Asbury University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Wilmore, Asbury is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Asbury also made our Best Colleges for Education in Kentucky list, coming in at #3.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.8%. 683 students at Asbury are exclusively online. 624 of Asbury students are attending part time. Asbury does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Morehead State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. Morehead State University is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Morehead. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Morehead State University has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Kentucky ranking.

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

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Eastern Kentucky University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Richmond, Eastern is a public school with a fairly large student population. Eastern also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Kentucky rankings.

3,578 of Eastern students are exclusively distance learners. 4,649 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#8

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Kentucky. UK is a very large public school located in the city of Lexington. UK also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Kentucky rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.9%. There are approximately 5,416 students at UK that take at least one class online. 3,024 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Murray State University as the #9 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 #7 on our Best Colleges for Education 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. Approximately 2,557 students take at least one class online at Murray State. About 2,684 of the students at Murray State are attending part time. Murray State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, KY

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Campbellsville University. Located in the distant town of Campbellsville, Campbellsville University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

There are approximately 7,332 students at Campbellsville University that take at least one class online. 2,031 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 1,213
Florida 4,383
Virginia 1,712
Georgia 2,694
West Virginia 586
Tennessee 1,699
North Carolina 2,584
South Carolina 1,665
Alabama 2,026
Louisiana 1,415
Arkansas 1,199

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,710
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,219
Educational Administration 802
Special Education 574
Curriculum & Instruction 479

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 2,097
Communication & Journalism 1,678
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 10 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 Horadrim.

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