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Public Relations Schools In Kentucky

Kentucky has 6 accredited public relations schools where public relations faculty who teach public relations classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of public relations and public relations training in Kentucky, which includes public relations training at the public relations 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

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  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

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  5. Northern Kentucky University

    Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

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  6. Western Kentucky University

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

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Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Kentucky 920
National 53,460

Of all of the public relations professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Kentucky

660 630 790 910 920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kentucky, the field of public relations is growing. In 2010 there were 260 more public relations professionals working in Kentucky than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 39%. This growth is faster than the national trend for public relations professionals which shows a 21% increase in the number of public relations professionals working around the nation.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$68,250 $71,730 $69,810 $68,490 $69,600
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of public relations professionals is growing, the salaries paid to public relations professionals are increasing in Kentucky. The mean salary for public relations professionals in 2006 was $68,250 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $69,600 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Kentucky

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Thus, there was a 2% growth in public relations professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of public relations, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid public relations professionals earning 172% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Kentucky state.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Marketing
Political Science
Public Relations

In Kentucky, public relations professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Public Relations programs available for each degree type for all schools in Kentucky


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited public relations schools in Kentucky is decreasing. In 2006 there were 336 public relations graduates from public relations courses in Kentucky and in 2010 there were 274 graduates.

Thus there was a 18% percent decrease in the number of public relations school degree or certificate graduates in Kentucky. 100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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