Annual Enrollment Report: Growth in Number of Students Studying Journalism and Mass Communication Slows
Lee B. Becker, Tudor Vlad, Jisu Huh, and George L. Daniels
Undergraduate enrollments in journalism and mass communication programs in the United States continued to grow in academic year 2001-2002 in comparison with a year earlier. An estimated 171,941 undergraduate students were studying journalism across the country, up 2.2% from academic year 2000-2001.
The percentage of growth at 2.2% is considerably lower than the 12.0% growth rate of a year earlier. In 2001-2002, the number of freshmen enrolled in journalism and mass communication programs actually declined 1.6% from a year earlier, signaling a potential slowing of growth in the upcoming years.
The number of students enrolled in graduate studies in journalism and mass communication declined again in academic year 2001-2002 compared with a year earlier. The number of students enrolled in master's degree programs in journalism and mass communication dropped 2.6% in the autumn of 2001 compared with a year earlier, and doctoral programs enrollment dropped 16.2%.
Becker, L. B., Vlad, T., Huh, J., and Daniels, G. L. (2002). Annual enrollment report: growth in number of students studying journalism and mass communication slows. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 57 (3), 184-212.
The copyrighted full text of the 2001 Enrollment Report is available here, courtesy of Journalism & Mass Communication Educator