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CJ Public Accountability:
Graduation and Retention Rates

Understanding Retention and Graduation Data


 

Retention statistics track students who begin as incoming first-year students with majors in communication, journalism, or mass communication to determine what percentage continue as majors in communication, journalism, or mass communication in their second, third and fourth years.

Retention Rates for Communication and Journalism Fall 2014

First-year
Students

  Cohort Size Retained 2 Retained 3 Retained 4
Fall 2013 43 88.4%    
Fall 2012 49 81.6% 55.1%  
Fall 2011 46 87.0% 54.3% 52.2%
Fall 2010 56 75.0% 51.8% 46.4%
Fall 2009 53 84.9% 60.4% 56.6%
Fall 2008 66 84.8% 45.5% 48.5%
Fall 2007 64 85.9% 46.9% 43.8%
Fall 2006 52 84.6% 50.0% 40.4%
Fall 2005 79 86.1% 51.9% 46.8%
Fall 2004 81 86.4% 63.0% 46.9%

 

Graduation statistics track students who begin as incoming first-year students with majors in communication, journalism, or mass communication to determine what percentage complete their degrees within four years in a major in communication, journalism, or mass communication. This chart also provides data for five and six year graduation rates.

These data do not account for students who begin their education in another major or as an undeclared major, but later complete their communication, journalism, or mass communication major in four, five, or six years at the university.

These data do not account for students who transfer to UW-Eau Claire and then complete their communication, journalism, or mass communication major in four, five, or six total years.

Students who begin as majors in communication, journalism, or mass communication but later change their majors and graduate from UW-Eau Claire in four, five or six years are not counted as graduating in these data.

 

Graduation Rates for Communication and Journalism Fall 2014

First-year
Students
  Cohort Size Grad 4 years Grad 5 years Grad 6 years
Fall 2010 56 39.3%  
Fall 2009 53 35.8% 43.4%  
Fall 2008 66 33.3% 43.9% 47.0%
Fall 2007 64 32.8% 43.8% 46.9%
Fall 2006 52 32.7% 38.5% 40.4%
Fall 2005 79 36.7% 46.8% 46.8%
Fall 2004 81 28.4% 43.2% 46.9%

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For any questions about graduation and retention rates, please feel free to contact Dr. Mary Hoffman (hoffmamf@uwec.edu).