College of Arts & Sciences Media & Journalism

Student Success Rates

Media and Journalism is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.  As a nationally accredited program student success is closely monitored.  Both retention and graduation rates are good indicators of student satisfaction.

Public Accountability:  Student Success Rates

Retention
Retention rates show the percentage of students who remain at an institution or in a major after they begin coursework.

 1st Year
2nd Year
3rd Year
EnteringUSDDepartmentUSDDepartmentUSDDepartment
201077%80%63%70%57%68%
201174%82%62%77%  
201276%82%    


Graduation
Graduation rates reflect a commitment to ensuring that students successfully complete their degrees. The graduation rate is calculated by dividing the number of graduating students by the number of students in a cohort. The Media and Journalism percentages include advertising, electronic media, journalism, public relations and strategic communication majors.

 4th Year
5th Year
6th Year
 USDDepartmentUSDDepartmentUSDDepartment
200732%23%52%52%56%56%
200833%42%51%56%  
200931%39%