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Retention and Graduation Rates

Updated August 2019:
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:

  • Freshman class of 2007: 85%
  • Freshman class of 2008: 85%
  • Freshman class of 2009: 84%
  • Freshman class of 2010: 90%
  • Freshman class of 2011: 83%
  • Freshman class of 2012: 76%
  • Freshman class of 2013: 77%
  • Freshman class of 2014: 82%
  • Freshman class of 2015: 80%
  • Freshman class of 2016: 81%
  • Freshman class of 2017: 87%

Four-Year Graduation Rates for Freshmen, Class of:

  • 2003: 29%
  • 2004: 31%
  • 2005: 38%
  • 2006: 39%
  • 2007: 43%
  • 2008: 42%
  • 2009: 35%
  • 2010: 40%
  • 2011: 40%
  • 2012: 46%
  • 2013: 43%
  • 2014: 51%

Six-Year Graduation Rates for Freshmen, Class of:

  • 2002: 62%
  • 2003: 60%
  • 2004: 57%
  • 2005: 63%
  • 2006: 64%
  • 2007: 63%
  • 2008: 63%
  • 2009: 58%
  • 2010: 62%
  • 2011: 60%
  • 2012: 67%

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
  • AY 2018: 606
  • AY 2019: Data Expected 10/1/19