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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, and The Wall Street Journal to Sports Illustrated and The Tennessean.

With state of the art facilities and its own media platforms – Scoop Magazine, the Volunteer Television Channel, WUTK Radio, and the web news site TNJN.com – 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 '16

Fall '15

Fall '14

Fall '13

Fall '12

Fall '11

Fall '10

Fall '09

Advertising

173

150

127

96

76

95

99

108

Journalism & Electronic Media

413

416

433

360

261

284

356

368

Public  Relations

248

242

225

210

94

95

101

115

*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 2013 enrollment figures are partly due to first-time freshmen being directly accepted into majors.

Fall 2013 Cohort - Graduation Rates (Mass Communication  Majors)*

 

3rd Year
Graduation

4th Year
Graduation

5th Year
Graduation

Advertising

0.0%

50.00%

TBD

Journalism & Electronic Media

0.0%

48.42%

TBD

Public  Relations

0.0%

56.25%

TBD

Fall 2012 Cohort - Graduation Rates (Mass Communication  Majors)*

 

3rd Year
Graduation

4th Year
Graduation

5th Year
Graduation

Advertising

0.0%

50.00%

88.89%

Journalism & Electronic Media

2.50%

55.00%

90.24%

Public  Relations

8.33%

66.67%

100%

*Fall 2012 Cohort consists of all freshmen who entered UTK for the first time in fall of 2012.

Fall 2011 Cohort - Graduation Rates (Mass Communication  Majors)*

 

3rd Year
Graduation

4th Year
Graduation

5th Year
Graduation

Advertising

0.0%

60.0%

91.67%

Journalism & Electronic Media

8.8%

79.4%

84.70%

Public  Relations

0.0%

85.7%

96.15%

*Fall 2011 Cohort consists of all freshmen who entered UTK for the first time in fall of 2011.

Fall 2010 Cohort - Graduation Rates (Mass Communication  Majors)*

 

3rd Year
Graduation

4th Year
Graduation

5th Year
Graduation

Advertising

0.0%

42.1%

100%

Journalism & Electronic Media

2.5%

82.5%

100%

Public  Relations

0.0%

68.7%

100%

*Fall 2010 Cohort consists of all freshmen who entered UTK for the first time in fall of 2010.

Fall 2009 Cohort - Graduation Rates (Mass Communication  Majors)*

 

3rd Year
Graduation

4th Year
Graduation

5th Year
Graduation

Advertising

0%

41.0%

100%

Journalism & Electronic Media

1.2%

60.0%

94.0%

Public  Relations

1.3%

54.0%

93.0%

*Fall 2009 Cohort consists of all freshmen who entered UTK for the first time in fall of 2009.

 Average 1st-Year Retention Rates 

Fall 2008 - Fall 2009

82.0%

Fall 2009 - Fall 2010

100.0%

Fall 2010 - Fall 2011

97.0%

Fall 2011 - Fall 2012

86.0%

Fall 2012 - Fall 2013

92.0%

Fall 2013 - Fall 2014

90.0%

Fall 2014 - Fall 2015

85%

Fall 2015 - Fall 2016

86.5%

1st-Year Retention Rates by Major

Fall 2015 - Fall 2016

Fall 2014 - Fall 2015  Fall 2013 - Fall 2014

Advertising

81.81%

81.82%

94.74%

Journalism & Electronic Media

84.41%

82.42%

87.10%

Public Relations

96.3%

91.45%

86.84%

*Note that students entered as pre-communication majors from fall of 2008 to fall of 2012. Effective fall of 2013, students entered directly into majors.