Department of Mass Communications

Program Statistics

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 visit ACEJMC Value of Accreditation & Standards.

Retention and Graduation Rates

The retention and graduation rate data below includes first-time students with a Mass Communications intended or declared major during their enter/first term at St. Cloud State.

Undergraduate Retention Rates

Percent of Students Returning for their Second Year

Undergraduate Retention
Entering Term Number
of Students
Percent Enrolled
in Mass Communications
Percent Enrolled in Different Program Percent Not Enrolled
Fall 2011 42 57% 24% 19%
Fall 2012 62 53% 13% 34%
Fall 2013 64 61% 28% 11%
Fall 2014 40 60% 15% 25%
Fall 2015 41 74% 7% 20%
Fall 2016 45 71% 6% 22%
Fall 2017 44 57% 16% 25%
Fall 2018 34 53% 24% 24%
Fall 2019 28 75% 7% 18%

Undergraduate Graduation Rates

Percent of Students Completing a Baccalaureate Degree in Four Years or fewer

Undergraduate Retention
Entering Term Number
of Students
Percent Graduated
in Mass Communications
Percent Graduated in Different Program Percent Not Graduated
Fall 2007 108 17% 9% 74%
Fall 2008 87 18% 10% 71%
Fall 2009 78 19% 6% 74%
Fall 2010 59 12% 12% 76%
Fall 2011 50 28% 16% 56%
Fall 2012 76 22% 14% 63%
Fall 2013 71 28% 30% 42%
Fall 2014 45 16% 9% 76%

Percent of Students Completing a Baccalaureate Degree in Six Years or fewer

Undergraduate Retention
Entering Term Number
of Students
Percent Graduated
in Mass Communications
Percent Graduated in Different Program Percent Not Graduated
Fall 2007 108 37% 33% 30%
Fall 2008 87 30% 25% 45%
Fall 2009 78 32% 27% 41%
Fall 2010 59 22% 29% 49%
Fall 2011 50 40% 28% 32%
Fall 2012 76 37% 26% 37%
Fall 2013 71 34% 41% 25%
Fall 2014 45 33% 27% 40%

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.

Major Enrollment Numbers
  Fall
2012
Fall
2013
Fall
2014
Fall
2015
Fall
2016
Fall
2017
Fall
2018
Department Total 508 502 445 407 355 316 294
Mass Communications, Intended 249 262 182 197 143 125 114
Mass Communications, BS 239 213 241 185 191 169 160
Mass Communications, MS 20 27 22 25 22 22 20

Degrees Awarded

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

Department Degrees Awarded
  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Department Total 113 141 110 103 95 89 79
Undergraduate 107 128 101 92 86 81 68
Graduate 6 13 9 11 9 8 11


Source: Office of Strategic, Planning & Effectiveness - 08/15/2019