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We're accredited!

We are proud to be one of approximately 100 programs in the United States to be accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Being accredited means we have met the standards set by a review board of some of the best faculty from fellow accredited colleges and universities. Our curriculum challenges and gives our students the foundation they need to enter the communication and journalism field post-graduation.

Understanding retention rates

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

YearCohort Size
Retained 2
Retained 3
Retained 4
Fall 20154969.4%  
Fall 2014
3473.5%52.9%
Fall 2013
4365.1%53.5%41.9%
Fall 2012
4967.3%49.0%38.8%
Fall 2011
4656.5%47.8%50.0%
Fall 2010
5657.1%46.4%42.9%
Fall 2009
5369.8%56.6%52.8%
Fall 2008
6663.6%43.9%43.9%
Fall 2007
6462.5%39.1%45.3%
Fall 2006
5265.4%46.2%46.2%
Fall 2005
7960.8%41.8%43.0%

Understanding graduation rates

Graduation statistics track students who begin as incoming first-year students with majors in communication, journalism, or integrated strategic communication to determine what percentage complete their degrees within four years in a major in communication, journalism, or integrated strategic 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 and journalism degrees in four, five, or six years at the university.
  • These data also do not account for students who transfer to UW-Eau Claire and then complete their communication and journalism degrees in four, five, or six total years.
  • Students who begin as communication and journalism majors 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.
YearCohort size
Grad 4 years
Grad 5 years
Grad 6 years
Fall 20124346.9%  
Fall 2011
4639.1%50.0% 
Fall 2010
5639.3%46.4%46.4%
Fall 2009
5335.8%43.4%45.3%
Fall 2008
6633.3%43.9%47.0%
Fall 2007
6432.8%43.8%46.9%
Fall 2006
5232.7%38.5%40.4%
Fall 2005
7936.7%46.8%46.8%
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