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Retention and Graduation Rates

gradcap600xAccording to the National Center for Education Statistics and The Chronicle of Higher Education:

• 70 percent of students graduate from UConn in four years.

The U.S. average for 4-year public colleges is 34.4 percent.

• 83 percent graduate in six years.

The U.S. average for 4-year public colleges is 57.6 percent.



Retention and graduation of journalism majors:

We are able to track retention and progress toward graduation from the time our students are formally accepted as journalism majors, which is usually in their third or fourth semester

Of the 78 students who entered the major in 2012-13:

  • 70  (90 percent) graduated from UConn.
  • 63  of the 70 (90 percent) graduated as journalism majors.
  • Of journalism grads, 49 percent graduated with double majors or dual degrees. Those included Political Science, English, Anthropology, Communication Science, Psychology, Marketing, Human Rights, Africana Studies and Biology.
  • The average time to graduation was 4.6 semesters, which is what we would anticipate given the fact that most students are in their third or fourth semester when they enter the major.
  • Forty-one percent of the students admitted as journalism majors that year were transfer students who had already completed one or more semesters at another school before coming to UConn.


July 2016