School and Ranking Information
The Louisville area does not offer telecommunications programs; however, students can find programs about 60 miles away in Lexington. Based on program offerings and rankings, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for a telecommunications degree:
- Winner: The University of Kentucky is the only school near Louisville that offers bachelor's degrees in telecommunications. The School of Journalism and Telecommunications, housed within the College of Communication and Information, has many benefits to offer students in academics, research and training. The school offers undergraduate degrees in media arts and studies, and gives students the option of pursuing either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Kentucky|
|Rankings||Tied for #129 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$10,110 (in-state), $21,192 (out-of-state)**|
|Media Arts and Studies (Telecommunications) Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Media Arts and Studies Degrees Offered in 2012-2013||34|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||62%**|
|Noteworthy||School of Journalism and Telecommunications accredited by Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; ranked #63 for top public schools in 2015*|
Sources: *U.S News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Kentucky
- Freshman, juniors and seniors receive scholarships from College of Communications and Information
- The School of Journalism and Telecommunications has almost $45,000 for scholarships each year
- Numerous media arts and studies faculty members have doctorates and are published
The University of Kentucky offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in several different disciplines. In 2013, it enrolled more than 21,400 undergraduate students and boasted a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1. The university's main campus consists of 670 acres of land divided into North, Central and South neighborhoods. Its facilities include three libraries, a hospital, art museum, athletic stadium and multiple dining halls. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The School of Journalism and Telecommunications in the College of Communication and Information oversees the media arts and studies bachelor's degree programs. Students may choose the path of a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to several media course offerings, all students receive the valuable experience of participating in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications' internship program. Students also have opportunities for independent study to explore special interests.