Each year the University of Georgia completes an examinationof the state of scholastic journalism, including the enrollment numbers andother trends at colleges across the country. The university’s 2014 reportconcluded that enrollment in journalism departments across the country wastrending downward. According to the survey, enrollment was down almost 10percent at the University of Missouri from 2011 to 2013.
Enrollment was alsodown over 30 percent over a span of five years at Columbia College, and downnearly 20 percent over the same five-year span at Indiana University’sjournalism 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 unlikewhat April Moss has had to do at Pike High School in Indianapolis. According tothe most recent statistics available, enrollment in the journalism departmentat Indiana University-Bloomington had dropped 9 percent from 2015 to 2016.