Public Accountability:
Department of Mass Communications

This information reported in accordance with guidelines from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) which requires its accredited programs to provide retention and graduation data to the public. Data are to be published on the program's website and updated annually. For more information about ACEJMC and the accrediting standards, go to http://www2.ku.edu/~acejmc/.

Retention and Graduation Rates

The retention and graduation rate data below includes full-time, first-time students with a Mass Communications intended or declared major during their cohort term. Graduation rates reflect students that earned a degree at St. Cloud State in any major.

Retention Rates-(Undergraduate)

Cohort Term Cohort Count Returned for 2nd Year Returned for 3rd Year Returned for 4th Year
Fall 2004 75 79% 69% 65%
Fall 2005 103 79% 70% 67%
Fall 2006 93 75% 62% 59%
Fall 2007 99 73% 69% 61%
Fall 2008 86 76% 64% 57%
Fall 2009 73 79% 71% 64%
Fall 2010 74 73% 64%  
Fall 2011 52 81%    

Graduation Rates (Undergraduate)


Cohort Term
Cohort Count End of 4th Year End of 5th Year End of 6th Year
Fall 2004 75 24% 51% 59%
Fall 2005 103 30% 59% 65%
Fall 2006 93 19% 44% 53%
Fall 2007 99 22% 51%  
Fall 2008 86 28%  

Major Enrollment

Major enrollment is measured on the 30th day of classes for each fall term. Students with an intended status have not applied and been admitted to the major.

  Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
Department Total 661 640 594 536 508
Mass Communications, Intended 291 282 233 219 249
Mass Communications, BS 345 331 342 294 239
Mass Communications, MS 25 27 19 23 20

Degrees Awarded

The number of degrees awarded is based on the summer, fall, and spring terms.

  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Department Total 162 153 139 137 113
Undergraduate 150 144 127 128 107
Graduate 12 9 12 9 6

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