The Department of Mass Media is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). It is a requirement to publish graduation and retention rates as a means of public accountability, and we are pleased to do so. 

 Retained in Department 

Cohort Term At 1 Year
Fall 2007  58.2% 
Fall 2008  48.5% 
Fall 2009  59.4% 
Fall 2010  62.5% 
Fall 2011  58.7% 
Fall 2012  70.8% 
Fall 2013  50.0% 
Fall 2014  54.3% 
Fall 2015  54.1% 
Fall 2016  61.8% 
Fall 2017  59.1% 
Fall 2018  64.5% 
Fall 2019  80.0% 
Fall 2020 58.8%
Fall 2021 78.9%

Retained in University 

Cohort Term At 1 Year
Fall 2007  73.1% 
Fall 2008  75.0% 
Fall 2009  70.3% 
Fall 2010  80.4% 
Fall 2011  77.8% 
Fall 2012  80.0% 
Fall 2013  65.0% 
Fall 2014  74.3% 
Fall 2015  67.6% 
Fall 2016  79.4% 
Fall 2017  79.5% 
Fall 2018  74.2% 
Fall 2019  85.0% 
Fall 2020 74.5%
Fall 2021 89.5%

Graduated in Department 

Cohort Term 4 Years 6 Years
Fall 2007  23.9%  31.3% 
Fall 2008  20.6%  32.4% 
Fall 2009  29.7%  39.1% 
Fall 2010  19.6%  42.9% 
Fall 2011  28.6%  39.7% 
Fall 2012  24.6%  36.90% 
Fall 2013  25.0%  30.0% 
Fall 2014  22.9%  34.3%
Fall 2015  24.3%  29.7%
Fall 2016  24.5%  29.4%
Fall 2017 36.4%

Graduated in University 

Cohort Term 4 Years 6 Years
Fall 2007  34.3%  47.8% 
Fall 2008  33.8%  58.8% 
Fall 2009  37.5%  51.6% 
Fall 2010  33.9%  51.8% 
Fall 2011  30.2%  55.6% 
Fall 2012  32.3%  55.40% 
Fall 2013  32.5%  42.5%
Fall 2014  31.4%  48.6%
Fall 2015  29.7%  48.6%
Fall 2016  44.1%  55.9%
Fall 2017 52.3%

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