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Journalism Graduation Rates

The FAMU Division of Journalism faculty and administrators have made substantive investments in the academic progress of its undergraduate students. In partnership with the university and in alliance with the goals of the State of Florida, the Division of Journalism offers intrinsic and quality student advising, excellent instruction, and a nurturing environment for its journalism and public relations majors. We recognize the diversity of our student enrollment, and note that our graduation data reflects the socio-economic changes impacting student matriculation.  

Cohort Year cohort_size Fourth Year Fifth Year Sixth Year
20052006 46 19.57% 41.30% 45.65%
20062007 32 15.63% 50.00% 56.25%
20072008 35 37.14% 57.14% 62.86%
20082009 44 25.00% 43.18% 52.27%
20092010 58 22.41% 39.66% 46.55%
20102011 117 16.24% 41.03% 50.43%
20112012 102 16.67% 43.14% 47.06%
20122013 63 30.16% 42.86%  
20132014 67      
20142015 49      
20152016 73      

Journalism Retention Rates

Retention is inherent to student success in the Division of Journalism. Our faculty and administrators encourage the freshmen to become actively involved in student media and scholarly research. We were selected as one of six programs to pilot the university’s “Living Learning Centers” for freshmen. According to statistics reported by the Center, student participants earned higher grade point averages than the rest of the university’s freshmen population. These students receive additional guidance from their sophomore, junior, and senior colleagues who serve as mentors while honing their own skills as future practitioners. Retention strategies are regularly reassessed to ensure that students are kept abreast of changing and/or developing trends that would impact learning outcomes. 

Cohort Year Cohort Size First Year Second Year Third Year
20052006 46 84.78% 76.09% 63.04%
20062007 32 84.38% 75.00% 68.75%
20072008 35 97.14% 94.29% 80.00%
20082009 44 84.09% 77.27% 75.00%
20092010 58 81.03% 65.52% 63.79%
20102011 117 88.89% 70.09% 64.96%
20112012 102 87.25% 74.51% 68.63%
20122013 63 88.89% 82.54% 82.54%
20132014 67 77.61% 65.67% 64.18%
20142015 49 93.88% 85.71%  
20152016 73 91.78%    

Last updated on May 19, 2017