Each year the University of Georgia takes a surveyregarding the state of journalism education—including enrollment numbers andother trends at prominent journalism colleges across the country. The Universityof Georgia’s 2014 report concluded that enrollment in journalism departmentsacross the country was trending downward. According to the survey, enrollment wasdown almost 10 percent at the University of Missouri from 2011 to 2013. Enrollmentwas also down 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’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.