01/13/2013 06:38 pm ET Updated Jun 09, 2015

12 Most Popular Colleges For Journalism In 2012:

There are a couple professions with approval ratings so low, one might wonder why anyone would head to college with a goal to work towards those careers: politicians and journalists.

Congress currently has an approval rating of 14 percent. Journalists aren't as bad off, but according to Gallup polling, U.S. distrust of mass media is on a steady increase.

Still, thousands of eager young news gatherers head to college with aspirations of becoming a reporter. These are the 12 schools that have the most students studying journalism, according to, in the slideshow below.

Most Popular Schools for Journalism (

Editor's Note: An earlier version of the slideshow above contained figures of enrollment from They have been removed pending confirmation or clarification from the website.