Review and Forecast
Every four years, deans of academic units at the University of Mississippi are invited to prepare a document setting forth their vision for the academic units, measures taken to achieve that vision, an evaluation of progress and a description and forecast for the unit’s direction. Following is the report of Dean H. Will Norton, Jr., who was appointed as the Meek School’s inaugural dean when the school was created in 2009.
The Meek School of Journalism and New Media was created in 2009 as an outgrowth of the former Department of Journalism, which was in the College of Liberal Arts. All students admitted to the University of Mississippi meet the criteria for admission to the Meek School. Undergraduate degree programs are Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication. There are sequences and emphases in broadcast journalism, service journalism (magazines), print journalism and public relations.
Meek School Undergraduate Enrollment
|FALL 2010||Fall 2011||Fall 2012||Fall 2013||Fall 2014|
* Includes BSIMC (authorized in November 2010)
Meek School Retention Rates
Expressed as percentage
|First Year||Second Year||Third Year|
Retention rates show the percentage of students who remain at an institution or in a major after they begin coursework. They are based on incoming freshman cohorts each fall. High retention rates indicate student satisfaction with an institution or program. Percentages include both Meek School majors.
Meek School Graduation Rates
|Four Years||Five Years||Six Years|
Graduation rates are calculated by dividing the number of graduating students by the number of students in the freshman cohort each fall. Graduation rates reflect a commitment to ensuring that students successfully complete their degrees. Percentages include both Meek School majors.
Meek School Scholarships*
Total awarded by calendar year
* Proceeds from endowed school funds. Includes both BAJ and BSIMC recipients. Does not include general or university scholarships.