Each year the University of Georgia takes a survey
regarding the state of journalism education—including enrollment numbers and
other trends at prominent journalism colleges across the country. The University
of Georgia’s 2014 report concluded that enrollment in journalism departments
across the country was trending downward. According to the survey, enrollment was
down almost 10 percent at the University of Missouri from 2011 to 2013. Enrollment
was also down over 30 percent over a span of five years at Columbia College,
and down almost 20 percent over the same five-year span at Indiana University’s
journalism department.

Partially because of this dip in enrollment, several colleges,
including Indiana University, have even had to combine their journalism,
communications, television/radio, film studies departments into one school—not unlike
what April Moss has had to do at Pike High School in Indianapolis. According to
the most recent statistics available, enrollment in the journalism department
at Indiana University-Bloomington had dropped 9 percent from 2015 to 2016. 

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