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Mass Communication Programs
Accreditation/Enrollment/Graduation/Job Placement Data

Progress-to-Degree Indicators 1

Enrollments, Fall 2010 to Fall 2015
  Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
Mass Communication (UG) 281 254 263 256 235 231
Public Relations (GR) 50 54 43 38 40 38

One-Year Retention Rates, Fall 2010 to Fall 2014
Mass Communication Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
  n % n % n % n % n %
Not Retained Next Fall 35 12.5 17 6.7 20 7.6 20 7.8 13 5.5
Retained Next Fall 145 51.6 146 57.5 149 56.7 136 53.1 127 54.0
Graduated before Next Fall 101 35.9 91 35.8 94 35.7 100 39.1 95 40.4
Total Retained / Graduated 246 87.5 237 93.3 243 92.4 236 92.2 222 94.4

Public Relations Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
  n % n % n % n % n %
Not Retained Next Fall 8 16.0 10 18.5 11 25.6 5 13.2 3 7.5
Retained Next Fall 30 60.0 24 44.4 18 41.9 25 65.8 24 60.0
Graduated before Next Fall 12 24.0 20 37.0 14 32.6 8 21.1 13 32.5
Total Retained / Graduated 42 84.0 44 81.5 32 74.4 33 86.9 37 92.5

Three- and Five-Year Graduation Rates, Fall 2009 to Fall 2012
Mass Communication Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
Graduated in 3 Years 87.2% 83.6% 87.0% 87.5%
Graduated in 5 Years 89.9% 86.8% -- --

Public Relations Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
Graduated in 3 Years 80.8% 78.0% 74.1% 65.1%
Graduated in 4 Years 84.6% 82.0% 77.8% --

Undergraduate Job Placement Rates, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15
Mass Communication 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Employed or in Grad School 89% 90% 94%
       
Seeking / Sought Full-time Employment (N) 25 43 17
Percent Found Full-time Employment (%) 72% 58% 77%
Percent Employed (FT & PT) at Time of Graduation   88% 94%
Salary for Full-time Employed (Median) $33,000 $32,500 $32,500

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Diversity Progress-to-Degree Indicators

Enrollments of Minority and Non-Minority Students2, Fall 2009 to Fall 2014
Minority Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
Mass Communication (UG) 46 39 56 63 76 83
Public Relations (GR) 11 15 15 8 9 13

One-Year Retention Rates by Minority/Non-Minority Status, Fall 2010 to Fall 2014
Mass Communication
Minority Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
  n % n % n % n % n %
Not Retained Next Fall 6 13.0 2 5.1 5 8.9 5 7.9 4 5.3
Retained Next Fall 21 45.7 25 64.1 37 66.1 34 54.0 48 63.2
Graduated before Next Fall 19 41.3 12 30.8 14 25.0 24 38.1 24 31.6
Total Retained / Graduated 40 87.0 37 94.9 51 91.1 58 92.1 72 94.8

Non-Minority Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
  n % n % n % n % n %
Not Retained Next Fall 24 11.4 14 7.3 14 7.4 13 7.6 7 5.3
Retained Next Fall 110 52.4 111 58.1 102 54.0 88 51.5 66 49.6
Graduated before Next Fall 76 36.2 66 34.6 73 38.6 70 40.9 60 45.1
Total Retained / Graduated 186 88.6 177 92.7 175 92.6 158 92.4 126 94.7

Public Relations
Minority Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
  n % n % n % n % n %
Not Retained Next Fall 3 27.3 1 6.7 7 46.7 1 12.5 0 --
Retained Next Fall 6 54.5 11 73.3 3 20.0 5 62.5 7 77.8
Graduated before Next Fall 2 18.2 3 20.0 5 33.3 2 25.0 2 22.2
Total Retained / Graduated 8 72.7 14 93.3 8 53.3 7 87.5 9 100

Non-Minority Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
  n % n % n % n % n %
Not Retained Next Fall 4 17.4 3 12.5 3 16.7 3 18.8 3 16.7
Retained Next Fall 14 60.9 10 41.7 7 38.9 11 68.8 10 55.6
Graduated before Next Fall 5 21.7 11 45.8 8 44.4 2 12.5 5 27.8
Total Retained / Graduated 19 82.6 21 87.5 15 83.3 13 81.3 15 83.4

Three- and Five-Year Graduation Rates by Minority/Non-Minority Status, Fall 2009 to Fall 2012
Mass Communication
Minority Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
Graduated in 3 Years 80.5% 80.4% 84.6% 91.1%
Graduated in 5 Years 85.4% 91.3% -- --

Non-Minority Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
Graduated in 3 Years 88.4% 84.8% 86.4% 86.8%
Graduated in 5 Years 91.1% 86.7% -- --

Public Relations
Minority Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
Graduated in 3 Years 71.4% 63.6% 66.7% 46.7%
Graduated in 4 Years 78.6% 63.6% 66.7% --

Non-Minority Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
Graduated in 3 Years 90.9% 87.0% 87.5% 72.2%
Graduated in 4 Years 95.5% 87.0% 95.8% --


1 Includes students declared in the Mass Communication or Public Relations programs on the fall census reporting date. Note that undergraduates do not declare programs until their sophomore years or later; so three- and five- year graduation rates are reported as approximations of institutional four-year and six-year graduation rates.

2 Minority is defined as the following ethnic/racial classifications: Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Two or More Races. Information reported does not include International Students or Race/Ethnicity unknown.

Non-Minority is defined as the following ethnic/racial classification: White. Information reported does not include International Students or Race/Ethnicity unknown.