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Journalism Schools In Kentucky

Kentucky has 9 accredited journalism schools where journalism faculty who teach journalism classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of journalism and journalism training in Kentucky, which includes journalism training at the journalism bachelors degree level.


  1. Asbury University

    1 Macklem Dr, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390-1198

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  2. Campbellsville University

    1 University Dr, Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718-2799

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  3. University of the Cumberlands

    6191 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769

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  4. Eastern Kentucky University

    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

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  5. Kentucky State University

    400 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-2355

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  6. University of Kentucky

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

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

    218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

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  8. Northern Kentucky University

    Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

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  9. Western Kentucky University

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

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Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Journalism Employment

Kentucky 1,390
National 105,350

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

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Kentucky

1,490 1,560 1,460 1,370 1,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kentucky, the field of journalism is shrinking. There were 100 less journalism professionals working in Kentucky in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 7%. This is slower than the trend for journalism professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 12% between 2006 and 2010.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$39,670 $34,667 $34,393 $34,013 $39,597
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Kentucky, as the number of journalism professionals is declining, the salaries earned by journalism professionals are decreasing. The mean salary for journalism professionals in 2006 was $39,670 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $39,597 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Kentucky

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This represents a 0% decline in salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In the state of Kentucky, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of journalism. The pay differential between the highest paid journalism professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 268%

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Creative Writing

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of journalism professionals is decreasing in Kentucky state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited journalism schools in Kentucky state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 161 journalism graduates from journalism courses in Kentucky and in 2010 there were 148 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in Kentucky by 8%. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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