Political Science Schools In Kentucky

Kentucky has 19 accredited political science schools where political science faculty who teach political science classes can find employment. The trends in Kentucky's political science academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in political science includes political science training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Political Science
  • Masters degree in Political Science
  • PhD degree in Political Science


Schools

  1. Asbury University

    1 Macklem Dr, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390-1198

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  2. Bellarmine University

    2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-0671

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  3. Berea College

    101 Chestnut Street, Berea, Kentucky 40404-2182

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  4. Brescia University

    717 Frederica St, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301-3023

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  5. Campbellsville University

    1 University Dr, Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718-2799

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  6. Centre College

    600 W Walnut St, Danville, Kentucky 40422-1394

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  7. University of the Cumberlands

    6191 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769

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  8. Eastern Kentucky University

    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

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  9. Georgetown College

    400 East College Street, Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

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  10. Kentucky State University

    400 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-2355

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  11. Kentucky Wesleyan College

    3000 Frederica Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301

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  12. University of Kentucky

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

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  13. University of Louisville

    2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. Morehead State University

    University Blvd, Morehead, Kentucky 40351

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  15. Murray State University

    218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

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  16. Northern Kentucky University

    Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

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  17. Thomas More College

    333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, Kentucky 41017-3495

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  18. Transylvania University

    300 N Broadway, Lexington, Kentucky 40508-1797

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  19. Western Kentucky University

    1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Political Science Employment

Kentucky 210
National 20,400

Of all of the political science professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In Kentucky

250 270 250 210 210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kentucky, the field of political science is shrinking. In Kentucky, 40 less political science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Kentucky, this field has shrunk by 16% in four years. This is faster than the trend for political science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of political science professionals has grown by 14% between 2006 and 2010.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$52,910 $57,310 $66,690 $73,150 $69,630
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Kentucky, as the number of political science professionals is declining, the salaries earned by political science professionals are increasing. In 2006 political science professionals made a mean salary of $52,910 per year, and in 2010 they made $69,630 per year.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Kentucky

10th percentile
$35,530
25th percentile
$42,750
50th percentile
$63,380
75th percentile
$86,850
90th percentile
$121,690

Thus, political science professionals' salaries grew by 24% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of political science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid political science professionals earning 243% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Kentucky state.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Communications
$35,828
International Business
$79,097
Political Science
$69,630
Public Administration
$83,607

Political science professionals in Kentucky earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Kentucky

associate
1
bachelor
19
master
3
doctor
1
Certificate
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The number of students graduating from the 19 accredited political science schools in Kentucky is decreasing. In Kentucky, there were 423 graduates in 2006. And there were 397 graduates from political science courses in 2010.

This represents a 6% decrease in the number of political science degree or certificate school graduates in Kentucky state. A majority of these graduates, or 79%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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