Retention & graduation of UConn students:*
• 76 percent of students graduate from UConn in four years.
The U.S. average for four-year public colleges is 64 percent.
• 83 percent of students graduate from UConn in six years.
The U.S. average for four-year public colleges is 63 percent.
*According to the National Center for Education Statistics and the UConn Division of Enrollment Planning & Management 2021-22 report
Retention & 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 34 students who entered the major in 2018-19:
- 32 (92 percent) graduated from UConn.
- 32 of the 32 (100 percent) graduated as journalism majors.
- Of the 32 journalism majors, 22 (69 percent) completed second majors. Those majors include Animal Science, Communications, Economics, Geoscience, History, Political Science, Psychological Sciences, and History.
- The average time to graduation was 4.5 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.
Updated July 2023