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Journalism Program Statistics

Journalism Program Statistics

The UK School of Journalism and Media has been accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication since 1950. 

ACEJMC is an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education.

Accredited programs adhere to a set of educational requirements and standards, and voluntarily undergo a self-study and review process every six years. Our most recent self-study was during the 2014-2015 academic year, and we were reaccredited in 2015. For more information on ACEJMC and the vision, mission, standards and process involved in national accreditation, see this website.

Below, we provide data regarding our number of majors, the retention rate of those majors and the graduation rate. The tables also show how the program’s retention and graduation rates compare to UK’s at large.


Journalism Undergraduate Enrollment

Fall 2013

Fall 2014

Fall 2015

Fall 2016

Fall 2017

268

257 290 269

260*

 

* Enrollment equals number of majors

Official university enrollments do not include second majors

Fall 2017 enrollment is an estimate as of August 2017. Official enrollment numbers available in September.


Student Retention Rates

 

After second year

After third year

After fourth year

After fifth year

Entering
class

UK

Jour

UK

Jour

UK

Jour

UK

Jour 

2010

64.0%

58.4%

42.0%

41.6%

34.7%

39.0%

13.4%

10.4%

2011

61.1%

63.0%

41.1%

67.4%

34.1%

56.5%

13.1%

6.5%

2012

62.6%

87.5%

44.2%

70.3%

36.1%

65.6%

10.7%

9.4%

2013

63.8%

76.2%

43.5%

60.3%

37.3%

55.6%

11.4%

7.5%

2014

65.5%

65.0%

45.4%

52.5%

39.1%

54.8%

n/a

n/a

2015

61.9%

68.1%

47.5%

60.4%

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

* Retention rates shown above for UK reflect the rate of students who persist beyond the second year. 

Percentages include all journalism majors, including directly admitted and sophomore admissions.

Retention rates for journalism show the percentage of majors who, after being retained for one year, continue to be majors.


Student Graduation Rates

 

After fourth year

After fifth year

After sixth year

Entering
class

UK

Jour

UK

Jour

UK

Jour 

2010

21.9%

29.9%

31.2%

42.9%

33.0%

42.9%

2011

22.0%

50.0%

31.3%

56.5%

n/a

n/a

2012

25.6%

59.4%

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2013

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2014

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2015

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

* Graduation rates are calculated by dividing the number of graduating students by the number of students in a cohort.