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Mass Communication Programs

Progress-to-Degree Indicators 1

Enrollments, Fall 2011 to Fall 2016

  Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
Mass Communication (UG) 251 263 255 232 231 213
Public Relations (GR) 47 38 36 34 35 31

One-Year Retention Rates, Fall 2011 to Fall 2015

Mass Communication Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
  n % n % n % n % n %
Not Retained Next Fall 15 6% 20 8% 22 9% 10 4% 12 5%
Retained Next Fall 145 58% 148 56% 133 52% 126 54% 135 58%
Graduated before Next Fall 91 36% 95 36% 100 39% 96 41% 84 36%
Total Retained / Graduated 236 94% 243 92% 233 91% 222 96% 219 95%

Public Relations Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
  n % n % n % n % n %
Not Retained Next Fall 8 17% 10 26% 5 14% 1 3% 2 6%
Retained Next Fall 24 51% 17 45% 25 69% 23 68% 24 69%
Graduated before Next Fall 15 32% 11 29% 6 17% 10 29% 9 26%
Total Retained / Graduated 39 83% 28 74% 31 86% 33 97% 33 94%

Three- and Five-Year Graduation Rates, Fall 2010 to Fall 2013

Mass Communication Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013
Graduated in Three Years 75% 80% 86% 80%
Graduated in Five Years 77% 85% -- --

Public Relations Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013
Graduated in Three Years 73% 55% 44% 53%
Graduated in Four Years 82% 64% 67% --

Undergraduate Job Placement Rates, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16

Mass Communication 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Employed or in Grad School 90% 94% 90%
       
Seeking / Sought Full-time Employment (N) 43 17 25
Percent Found Full-time Employment (%) 58% 77% 64%
Percent Employed (FT & PT) at Time of Graduation 88% 94% 96%
Salary for Full-time Employed (Median) $32,500 $32,500 $37,500

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Diversity Progress-to-Degree Indicators

Enrollments of Minority Students2, Fall 2011 to Fall 2016

Minority Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
Mass Communication (UG) 39 56 63 73 83 76
Public Relations (GR) 12 13 8 7 10 14

Minority One-Year Retention Rates, Fall 2011 to Fall 2015

Mass Communication Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
  n % n % n % n % n %
Not Retained Next Fall 2 5% 5 9% 7 11% 3 4% 6 7%
Retained Next Fall 25 64% 37 66% 32 51% 46 63% 50 60%
Graduated before Next Fall 12 31% 14 25% 24 38% 24 33% 27 33%
Total Retained / Graduated 37 95% 51 92% 56 89% 70 96% 77 93%

Public Relations Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
  n % n % n % n % n %
Not Retained Next Fall 1 8% 6 46% 1 13% 0 0% 0 0%
Retained Next Fall 10 83% 4 31% 5 63% 5 71% 9 90%
Graduated before Next Fall 1 8% 3 23% 2 25% 2 29% 1 10%
Total Retained / Graduated 11 92% 7 54% 7 88% 7 100% 10 100%

Enrollment of Non-Minority Students2, Fall 2011 to Fall 2016

Non-Minority Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
Mass Communication (UG) 188 188 171 133 127 125
Public Relations (GR) 22 18 15 16 14 11

Non-Minority One-Year Retention Rates, Fall 2011 to Fall 2015

Mass Communication Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
  n % n % n % n % n %
Not Retained Next Fall 12 6% 14 7% 14 8% 5 4% 5 4%
Retained Next Fall 110 59% 102 54% 87 51% 67 50% 74 58%
Graduated before Next Fall 66 35% 72 38% 70 41% 61 46% 48 38%
Total Retained / Graduated 176 94% 174 92% 157 92% 128 96% 122 96%

Public Relations Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
  n % n % n % n % n %
Not Retained Next Fall 2 9% 3 17% 3 20% 2 13% 1 7%
Retained Next Fall 11 50% 8 44% 11 73% 10 63% 9 64%
Graduated before Next Fall 9 41% 7 39% 1 7% 4 25% 4 29%
Total Retained / Graduated 20 91% 15 83% 12 80% 14 88% 13 93%

Minority Three- and Five-Year Graduation Rates, Fall 2010 to Fall 2013

Mass Communication Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013
Graduated in Three Years 70% 89% 89% 86%
Graduated in Five Years 80% 89% -- --

Public Relations Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013
Graduated in Three Years 33% 67% 50% 60%
Graduated in Four Years 33% 67% 50% --

Non-Minority Three- and Five-Year Graduation Rates, Fall 2010 to Fall 2013

Mass Communication Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013
Graduated in Three Years 79% 77% 83% 82%
Graduated in Five Years 79% 83% -- --

Public Relations Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013
Graduated in Three Years 86% 80% 20% 33%
Graduated in Four Years 100% 100% 50% --


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 for first-time, full-time students in their sophomore years 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.