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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.

Undergraduate Enrollment (Mass Communication  Majors)*
Fall ’13 Fall ’14 Fall ’15 Fall ’16 Fall ’17 Fall ’18 Fall ’19
Journalism and Electronic Media 356 420 425 410 392 297 347

*Total major numbers are based on 14th-day enrollment data. Note that effective fall of 2013, all students were accepted directly into their majors. In prior years, students entered as pre-communication majors. The increases in the fall 2014 enrollment figures are partly due to first-time freshmen being directly accepted into majors.


Fall 2016 Cohort – Graduation Rates
3rd Year Graduation 4th Year Graduation 5th Year Graduation
Journalism and Electronic Media 0.0% TBD TBD
Fall 2015 Cohort – Graduation Rates
3rd Year Graduation 4th Year Graduation 5th Year Graduation
Journalism and Electronic Media 1.2% 65.1% TBD
Fall 2014 Cohort – Graduation Rates
3rd Year Graduation 4th Year Graduation 5th Year Graduation
Journalism and Electronic Media 3.3 65.6% 74.4%
Fall 2013 Cohort – Graduation Rates
3rd Year Graduation 4th Year Graduation 5th Year Graduation
Journalism and Electronic Media 0.0% 55.9% 72.0%

Fall 2013 – Fall 2014 88.6%
Fall 2014 – Fall 2015 83.5%
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 2013 – Fall 2014 Fall 2014 – Fall 2015 Fall 2015 – Fall 2016 Fall 2016 – Fall 2017 Fall 2017 – Fall 2018 Fall 2018 – Fall 2019
Journalism and Electronic Media 86.0% 80.0% 86.0% 82.1% 89.1% 79.2%