Student graduating form Elon having their picture taken

The School of Communications and its M.A. in Interactive Media graduate program monitor indicators of student success, including enrollment, retention, graduation and employment.

Enrollment, Retention & Graduation

The M.A. in Interactive Media degree began in 2009 as an intensive, full-time, 10-month program. Students begin classes in August and graduate upon completion of a capstone project the following May.

Since its origin, 265 of the 274 students who began the program have graduated, for a 96.7 percent retention rate.

Enrolled Graduated
Class of 2009-10 37 36
Class of 2010-11 37 32
Class of 2011-12 41 41
Class of 2012-13 26 26
Class of 2013-14 38 38
Class of 2014-15 32 31
Class of 2015-16 36 36
Class os 2016-17 27 25


The interactive media program prepares students for cutting-edge careers. The school’s employment survey in 2017 showed that 92 percent of May 2016 graduates (33 of 36) had full-time positions after nine months.

Job titles include: bilingual content editor, UX (user experience) designer, digital marketing specialist, associate director of digital strategy, video producer, marketing coordinator, digital media designer, graphic designer, web designer, web developer, brand strategist and SEO (search engine optimization) analyst.

The 2016 graduates dispersed throughout the country, landing full-time positions in Atlanta, New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle and Charlotte at interactive agencies, businesses, banks and universities as well as Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.