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Public Relations & Advertising Schools in Kentucky

In 2018-2019, 498 students earned their Public Relations degrees in KY.

As a degree choice, Public Relations & Advertising is the 39th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Public Relations & Advertising Majors in Kentucky

Public Relations majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 448
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 30
Master’s Degree 16
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

In Kentucky, a public relations major is more popular with women than with men.

Public Relations & Advertising Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of public relations majors in Kentucky is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Black or African American: 6.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.6%
  • White: 83.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.6%
  • Other Races: 4.8%
Public Relations & Advertising Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Relations & Advertising Grads in Kentucky

There are 7,630 people in the state and 726,240 people in the nation working in public relations jobs.

Public Relations & Advertising Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Public Relations & Advertising Jobs in Kentucky

Public Relations grads earn an average of $50,580 in the state and $69,480 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 9 colleges in Kentucky that offer public relations degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:

204 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,402 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. 95% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate of 5.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

101 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,556 Total Students

In their early career, Murray State grads earn an average salary of $29,700. This public school has an average net price of $12,242. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.50%.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
18,171 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,776. The full-time teacher rate is 65%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

#4

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
40 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
15,664 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.76 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
14,980 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,845. It takes the average student 4.93 years to graduate. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
9,654 Total Students

77% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $27,200 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,759.

#7

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
12,381 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $27,300 after graduation. The average student takes 4.35 years to complete their degree at Campbellsville University. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,872.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
209 Total Students

An average student at Simmons Bible College will pay a net price of $5,717. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
1,357 Total Students

The average student takes 4.14 years to complete their degree at Midway. 24% of the teachers are full time. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Public Relations & Advertising Careers in KY

Some of the careers public relations majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Technical Writers 17% $59,970
Community Health Workers 14% $34,280
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 10% $78,760
Public Relations Specialists 9% $46,840
Communications Professors 7% $62,210
Sports Entertainers and Performers 6% $0
Advertising and Promotions Managers 3% $81,700
Radio and Television Announcers -10% $26,150
Editors -13% $40,330
Reporters and Correspondents -23% $36,410

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to public relations.

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Communication & Media Studies 859
Journalism 208
Radio, TV & Digital Communication 155

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