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Public Accountability

Posted 8/6/2020

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) requires that all ACEJMC-accredited programs make publicly available information regarding student retention and graduation rates:

Of the 88 first-time, first-year students enrolled in the School of Journalism and Media Studies in fall 2018, 92% continued into the second year, compared to 88.8% of the 5,680 first-time, first-year students enrolled at SDSU. Of the 111 first-time, first-year students enrolled in the School of Journalism and Media Studies in fall 2017, 88.3% continued into the second year, compared to 88.3% of the 5,301 first-time, first-year students enrolled at SDSU.

Of the 85 first-time, first-year students enrolled full-time in the School of Journalism and Media Studies in fall 2015, 62.4% graduated in four years. In comparison, of the 4,955 first-time, first-year students enrolled full-time at SDSU in fall 2015, 49% graduated in four years.

Of the 127 first-time, first-year students enrolled full-time in the School of Journalism and Media Studies in fall 2013, 58.3% graduated in four years and 80.3% graduated in six years. In comparison, of the 4,432 first-time, first-year students enrolled full-time at SDSU in fall 2013, 39.6% graduated in four years and 74.3% graduated in six years.

Source: Office of Analytic Studies & Institutional Research, San Diego State University