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Public Accountability

Posted August 14, 2018

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 104 first-time, first-year students enrolled in the School of Journalism & Media Studies in fall 2016, 100.0% continued into the second year, compared to 97.2% of the 5,011 first-time, first-year students enrolled at SDSU. Of the 111 first-time, first-year students enrolled in the School of Journalism & Media Studies in fall 2017, 92.1% continued into the second year, compared to 96.8% of the 5,301 first-time, first-year students enrolled at SDSU.

Of the 127 first-time, first-year students enrolled full-time in the School of Journalism & Media Studies in fall 2013, 58.3% graduated in four 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.

Of the 105 first-time, first-year students enrolled full-time in the School of Journalism & Media Studies in fall 2011, 54.3% graduated in four years and 81.9% graduated in six years. In comparison, of the 3,580 first-time, first-year students enrolled full-time at SDSU in fall 2011, 36.0% graduated in four years and 75.3% graduated in six years.

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