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Accreditation and Accountability

Retention and Graduation Rates

Updated August 2018:
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: 90%
  • 2011-2012: 83%
  • 2012-2013: 76%
  • 2013-2014: 77%
  • 2014-2015: 82%
  • 2015-2016: 80%
  • 2016-2017: 81%

Four-Year Graduation Rates for Freshmen, Class of:

  • 2003-2004: 29%
  • 2004-2005: 31%
  • 2005-2006: 38%
  • 2006-2007: 39%
  • 2007-2008: 42%
  • 2008-2009: 41%
  • 2009-2010: 33%
  • 2010-2011: 39%
  • 2011-2012: 40%
  • 2012-2013: 42%
  • 2013-2014: 60%

Six-Year Graduation Rates for Freshmen, Class of:

  • 2002-2003: 61%
  • 2003-2004: 60%
  • 2004-2005: 57%
  • 2005-2006: 63%
  • 2006-2007: 64%
  • 2007-2008: 63%
  • 2008-2009: 62%
  • 2009-2010: 57%
  • 2010-2011: 62%

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: 482
  • AY 2016: 562
  • AY 2017: 596