Retention and Graduation Rates



According to the National Center for Education Statistics and the UConn Office of Institutional Research

• 73 percent of students graduate from UConn in four years.
◦ The U.S. average for four-year public colleges is 36 percent.
•  85 percent of students graduate UCONN in six years.
◦ The U.S. average for four-year public colleges is 55 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 64 students who entered the major in 2015-16:

  • 61  (96 percent) graduated from UConn.
  • 56 of the 61 (92 percent) graduated as journalism majors.
  • second degree. Those included Africana Studies, Communications, Ecology, English, Human Development and Family Studies, Human Rights, Latino Studies, Marketing, Political Science, Sports Management and Women’s Studies.
  • 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.

October 2020