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Journalism and Media Studies Program Statistics

Journalism and Media Studies Program Statistics

The UK Journalism Program 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 and Media Arts & Studies Undergraduate Enrollment*

 

Fall

2013

Fall

2014

Fall

2015

Fall

2016

Fall

2017

Fall

2018

Fall

2019

Fall

2020

JOUR

268

257

290

269

231

220

196

183

MAST

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

138

136

 

* Enrollment equals number of majors

Official university enrollments do not include second majors

* MAST data excluded previous to 2018 due to exclusion from reaccreditation.


Student Retention Rates*

 

After second year

After third year

After fourth year

After fifth year

Entering
class

UK

JOUR

MAST

UK

JOUR

MAST

UK

JOUR

MAST

UK

JOUR

MAST

2010

64.0%

58.4%

N/A

42.0%

41.6%

N/A

34.7%

39.0%

N/A

13.4%

10.4%

N/A

2011

61.1%

63.0%

N/A

41.1%

67.4%

N/A

34.1%

56.5%

N/A

13.1%

6.5%

N/A

2012

62.6%

87.5%

N/A

44.1%

70.3%

N/A

36.1%

65.6%

N/A

10.7%

9.4%

N/A

2013

63.8%

76.2%

N/A

43.5%

60.3%

N/A

37.3%

55.6%

N/A

10.9%

7.9%

N/A

2014

65.4%

65.0%

N/A

45.4%

52.5%

N/A

39.4%

47.5%

N/A

10.1%

2.5%

N/A

2015

61.9%

60.8%

N/A

46.9%

55.4%

N/A

41.4%

54.1%

N/A

8.8%

9.5%

N/A

2016

60.3%

72.9%

N/A

49.2%

64.6%

N/A

42.6%

58.3%

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2017

69.1%

73.9%

N/A

54.5%

60.9%

N/A

47.6%

56.5%

66.7%

N/A

N/A

N/A

2018

73.6%

70.5%

N/A

65.9%

81.8%

N/A

59.1%

81.8%

72.2%

N/A

N/A

N/A

2019

86.1%

85.7%

N/A

74.3%

85.7%

56.3%

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2020

72.6%

76.9%

69.2%

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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.

* MAST data excluded previous to 2018 due to exclusion from reaccreditation.


Student Graduation Rates*

 

After fourth year

After fifth year

After sixth year

Entering
class

UK

JOUR

MAST

UK

JOUR

MAST

UK

JOUR 

MAST

2010

21.9%

29.9%

N/A

31.2%

42.9%

N/A

33.0%

42.9%

N/A

2011

22.0%

50.0%

N/A

31.3%

56.5%

N/A

32.7%

56.5%

N/A

2012

25.6%

59.4%

N/A

33.9%

64.1%

N/A

35.3%

64.1%

N/A

2013

26.6%

50.8%

N/A

35.1%

52.4%

N/A

36.6%

52.4%

45.5%

2014

29.4%

47.5%

N/A

37.3%

50%

50%

38.6%

50%

50%

2015

33.2%

44.6%

41.7%

40.7%

54.1%

41.7%

N/A

N/A

N/A

2016

34.8%

54.2%

39.1%

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2017

...

...

...

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.

* MAST data excluded previous to 2018 due to exclusion from reaccreditation.