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Journalism & Electronic Media Student Facts

The School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee is one of the premier schools in the country, with its graduates employed by some of the most prominent media outlets, from CNN to ESPN and the Discovery Channel, The Wall Street Journal to Sports Illustrated and The Tennessean.

With state of the art facilities and its own media platforms the School provides an optimum experience in converged journalism for future leaders in the media and journalism worlds. The School also offers internships with some of the top media platforms, both national and international, and global experiences through its collaborative agreements with journalism schools in Holland, France, and Austria, as well as summer programs in Cyprus and England.

Faculty members of the School have extensive media experience and are some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. They are dedicated to providing an outstanding educational experience to their students.


Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) Information

Reported Summer 2021

Undergraduate Enrollment (Mass Communication  Majors)*
Fall ’20 Fall ’19 Fall ’18 Fall ’17 Fall ’16 Fall ’15 Fall ’14
Journalism &
Electronic Media
370 347 397 392 410 425 420

*Total major numbers are based on 14th-day enrollment data.


Fall 2018 Cohort – Graduation Rates
3rd Year Graduation 4th Year Graduation 5th Year Graduation 6th Year Graduation
Journalism &
Electronic Media
4.2% TBD TBD TBD
Fall 2017 Cohort – Graduation Rates
3rd Year Graduation 4th Year Graduation 5th Year Graduation 6th Year Graduation
Journalism &
Electronic Media
0.0% 60.9% TBD TBD
Fall 2016 Cohort – Graduation Rates
3rd Year Graduation 4th Year Graduation 5th Year Graduation 6th Year Graduation
Journalism &
Electronic Media
0.0% 51.3% 66.7% TBD
Fall 2015 Cohort – Graduation Rates
3rd Year Graduation 4th Year Graduation 5th Year Graduation 6th Year Graduation
Journalism &
Electronic Media
1.2% 65.1% 70.9% 72.1%


Fall 2015 – Fall 2016 88.1%
Fall 2016 – Fall 2017 88.2%
Fall 2017 – Fall 2018 87.1%
Fall 2018 – Fall 2019 87.4%
Fall 2019 – Fall 2020 88.2%

Fall 2019 – Fall 2020 Fall 2018 – Fall 2019 Fall 2017 – Fall 2018 Fall 2016 – Fall 2017 Fall 2015 – Fall 2016 Fall 2014 – Fall 2015
Journalism &
Electronic Media
86.2% 79.2% 89.1% 82.1% 86.0% 80.0%