Media & 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

Entering

USD 

Department

USD

Department

USD

Department

2013

73.22%

75%

65.13%

75%

2014

74.04%

76.92%

 

 

2015

 

 

 

 

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 & Journalism percentages include advertising, electronic media, journalism, public relations and strategic communication majors.

 

4th Year

5th Year

6th Year

USD 

Department

USD

Department

USD

Department

2010

25.37%

46.43%

42.28%

57.14%

45.86%

57.14%

2011

31.25%

53.13%

46.46%

65.63%

 

 

2012

33.97%

55.88%