2011 Enrollment Report: Enrollments Decline, Reversing the Increase of a Year Earlier, and Suggesting Slow Growth for Future


Lee B. Becker, Tudor Vlad and Konrad Kalpen


Enrollments in journalism and mass communication programs declined in the autumn of 2011, compared with a year earlier. Enrollments were down slightly at the senior and junior level and substantially at the freshman level. Enrollment increased at the sophomore level. The majority of administrators say they have made curricular changes in the last two years in response to changes taking place in the communication landscape. Much of that change is focused on revisions to what had been the journalistic core. The field has become more diverse racially and ethnically, coming close to matching the characteristics of the overall population.

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