Facts

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Dean

H. Dan O'Hair, Ph.D.

Undergraduate degrees

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Communication, Information Communication Technology, Integrated Strategic Communication, Journalism, and Media Arts and Studies 

Graduate degrees

Master of Arts in CommunicationPh.D. in CommunicationMaster of Science in Library Science

Programs

 

Enrollment - Fall 2014 

  • 1,638 undergraduate students
  • 272 graduate students
  • 62.15% female
  • 22.26% minorities (non-white)
  • 61.42% in-state residents  

(Data downloaded from Tableau Server 10-8-2014  STUDENT.MAJORS_MINORS_MULTIPLE)

Alumni

  • 13,346 living alumni; 7,361 live in Kentucky and 2,501 live in Fayette County
  • Graduates comprise more than 80% of all masters-level librarians in Kentucky

 

Awards

  • Ranked one of "America's Best Graduate Schools” by the 2013 U.S. News & World Report in Library and Information Science
  • Ranked #4 in Health Libraries by U.S. News and World Report
  • Ranked most highly funded Communication program in the nation by the National Communication Association  
  • The National Research Council’s 2010 report ranks the University of Kentucky’s College of Communication and Information Ph.D. program as high as 7th among the 83 Communication doctoral programs in the nation
  • The Communication program was one of only 28 programs at UK to rank in the top 50% nationally
  • Ranked 6th in health communication by the National Communication Association
  • Named one of 31 iSchools in eight nations with programs that focus on the relationships between information, technology and people
  • Top Five college daily newspapers in the country: Since 2001, the Kentucky Kernel has twice won the national Pacemaker award— considered the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism. It has been a finalist for the award six of the last eight years.
  • The Kentucky Kernel was named the Best College Newspaper by the Kentucky Press Association
  • 7th place in the multimedia competition and top 10 in news writing and photojournalism at 50th annual Hearst Journalism Awards

 

Accreditations

  • Only accredited program in library and information science in Kentucky
  • One of only 109 fully accredited journalism schools in the nation