Fast Facts


The Cronkite School’s journalism and mass communication degree programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. In compliance with ACEJMC standards, the Cronkite School reports the following enrollment and retention information annually.

Updated October 2023 / Data represents Fall 2023 cohorts

On-Campus Degree Programs

Total on-campus enrollment (undergraduate and graduate combined): 1,315

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,182 students
4-Year Graduation Rate: 72.4%
6-Year Graduation Rate: 78.4%

Awarded University Merit Scholarships (incoming first-year students): 66.5% ($1,758,855)
Barrett Honors College: 11.9%
Out of State: 55.8%
Students of color: 40.3%
Retention (Fall 2022 Cohort): 76.3% (to department); 85.4% (to ASU)
2023 Graduates Employed or Pursuing Graduate Education: 72% (60% response rate)

Journalism & Mass Communication, BA
Sports Journalism, BA
Digital Audiences, BS

Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Enrollment: 133 students
Master’s Retention Fall 2022 to Fall 2023: 94.7%
Master’s Fall 2021 Cohort Graduation Rate: 97.2%
Graduates Employed: 90% (55% response rate)

Mass Communication, MMC
Sports Journalism, MA
Investigative Journalism, MA
Journalism & Mass Communication, PhD

Online Degree Programs

Total online enrollment (undergraduate and graduate combined): 1,255 students

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,000 students

Mass Communication & Media Studies, BA
Digital Audiences, BS
Digital Media Literacy, BA

Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate enrollment: 255 students
Digital Audience Strategy, MS
Digital Audience Strategy Certificate