Public Accountability

The Department of Journalism and Strategic Media has a diverse group of students from the Memphis metropolitan area as well as throughout the United States and abroad. In fall 2020, Journalism and Strategic Media had 385 Bachelor of Arts students in five programs and 43 graduate students for a total of 429 students.

Undergraduate Enrollment by Program

Advertising: 47
Creative Mass Media: 54
Journalism: 149
Public Relations: 131
Strategic Social Media: 4

Graduate Enrollment by Program

Master of Arts: 41
Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism: 2

Retention & Graduation

Department of Journalism and Strategic Media faculty and staff have an excellent record of helping students to succeed in our program. In 2014, the Department received special recognition from the College of Communication and Fine Arts for its academic advising. The Department is consistently among the best in the university for its 6-year graduation rate.

Data from the University of Memphis Office of Institutional Research show the percentage of students retained by the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media as they progressed through the program is consistent with the university. Journalism and Strategic Media students tend to graduate in less time than students in other programs in the university.

View retention and graduation rates for Journalism and Strategic Media.