Retention and Graduation Rates

Updated August 2016:
Retention data for the ACEJMC accredited programs is based on first-time, full-time, bachelor degree seeking freshmen who have declared Journalism and Mass Communication as their major. Graduation data is based on the annual cohorts listed that graduated with a degree in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Freshman Retention Rates:

  • 2007-2008: 85%
  • 2008-2009: 85%
  • 2009-2010: 84%
  • 2010-2011: 91%
  • 2011-2012: 84%
  • 2012-2013: 76%
  • 2013-2014: 77%
  • 2014-2015: 82%

Four-Year Graduation Rates for Freshmen, Class of:

  • 2003-2004: 28%
  • 2004-2005: 32%
  • 2005-2006: 40%
  • 2006-2007: 36%
  • 2007-2008: 51%
  • 2008-2009: 36%
  • 2009-2010: 30%
  • 2010-2011: 40%
  • 2011-2012: 39%

Six-Year Graduation Rates for Freshmen, Class of:

  • 2002-2003: 63%
  • 2003-2004: 64%
  • 2004-2005: 61%
  • 2005-2006: 63%
  • 2006-2007: 64%
  • 2007-2008: 69%
  • 2008-2009: 61%
  • 2009-2010: 60%

Bachelor's Degrees Awarded:

  • AY 2006: 282
  • AY 2007: 329
  • AY: 2008: 347
  • AY 2009: 339
  • AY 2010: 326
  • AY 2011: 373
  • AY 2012: 324
  • AY 2013: 317
  • AY 2014: 405
  • AY 2015: 469