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Advertising Schools In Kentucky

In Kentucky, there are 6 accredited schools where advertising classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of advertising and advertising training in Kentucky, which includes advertising training at the advertising bachelors degree level.


  1. Campbellsville University

    1 University Dr, Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718-2799

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Eastern Kentucky University

    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Kentucky

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Murray State University

    218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Northern Kentucky University

    Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Western Kentucky University

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

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Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Advertising Employment

Kentucky 2,740
National 271,840

Approximately 1% of the country's advertising professionals work in Kentucky state.

Employment Growth for Advertising professionals In Kentucky

3,000 2,790 2,830 2,750 2,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kentucky, the field of advertising is shrinking. There were 260 less advertising professionals working in Kentucky in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of advertising professionals has shrunk by 9%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of advertising professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of advertising professionals has shrunk by 5% from 2006 to 2010.

Advertising VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$55,225 $54,460 $51,480 $50,890 $52,610
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by advertising professionals is decreasing in Kentucky. In 2006 advertising professionals made a mean salary of $55,225 per year, and in 2010 they made $52,610 per year.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Kentucky

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25th percentile
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This represents a decline in salaries of 5%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 212% pay differential between the highest paid advertising professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of advertising in Kentucky.

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Business Administration
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Public Relations
Small Business
Visual Communications

In Kentucky, advertising professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Advertising programs available for each degree type for all schools in Kentucky


As the number of advertising professionals is decreasing in Kentucky state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited advertising schools in Kentucky state is decreasing. In 2006, 336 students graduated from advertising courses in Kentucky. And in 2010, 274 students graduated.

This represents a 18% decrease in the number of advertising degree or certificate school graduates in Kentucky state. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in advertising.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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