High According to the most recent statistics available,

High school journalism isn’t the only level of
scholastic journalism experiencing changes. For many years, University of
Georgia took a survey regarding the state of the press and journalism
education—including enrollment statistics and information about other trends at
prominent journalism colleges across the country. The University of Georgia’s 2014
report, the last report conducted before the project ended, concluded that
enrollment in journalism programs and related areas of study were trending
downward. For example, according to the survey, enrollment was down bout 9
percent at the University of Missouri from 2010 to 2013, down a bit over 30
percent over a span of five years at Columbia College, and down nearly 20
percent over the same five-year span at Indiana University’s journalism
department. These are just a few prominent examples, but these declines can be
seen at journalism departments, big and small, across the country.

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.

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According to the most recent statistics available, enrollment in the journalism
department at Indiana University-Bloomington had dropped 9 percent from 2015 to

Other well-known programs are also facing decreasing
enrollment numbers in recent years. According to a University of Missouri enrollment
report, freshman enrollment in the school’s journalism track dropped nearly 20
percent from 2015 to 2016. The freshman class isn’t the only class affected
either. According to their most recent enrollment summary, overall
undergraduate enrollment in the department is also down. When you combine
freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors, the total loss in enrollment between
2015 and 2016 dropped over 30 percent.

However, it’s important to note that there hasn’t bad
news for journalism departments everywhere. Several journalism programs have
been growing, and a few schools have even added journalism courses that had
never offered them before or have not offered them for decades. For example,
mostly due to the high level of student interest, the University of
California-Berkeley recently began holding undergraduate journalism courses
again—an offering which hasn’t existed for almost 30 years.