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, 290 of the 300 students who began the program have graduated, for a 97 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 of 2016-17 27 25
Class of 2017-18 26 25


The interactive media program prepares students for cutting-edge careers. The school’s employment survey in 2018 showed that 100 percent of May 2017 graduates (25 of 25) had full-time positions or were in graduate school after nine months.

Job titles include: UX designer/web developer, creative director, motion graphics designer, multimedia storyteller, social media assistant, software developer/analyst, user interface designer, SEO (search engine optimization) content writer and marketing specialist, videographer, and digital media assistant.

The 2017 graduates dispersed throughout the country, landing full-time positions in Washington, D.C., Syracuse, Austin, Greensboro and Charlotte at interactive and public relations agencies, marketing and sport marketing firms, colleges and universities, as well as Fleishman Hillard, Baltimore Ravens, University of Texas, and Education Writers Association.