Retention and Graduation Rates



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

  • 70 percent of students graduate from UConn in four years.
    • The U.S. average for 4-year public colleges is 35 percent.
  •  83 percent graduate in six years.
    • The U.S. average for 4-year public colleges is 59 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 72 students who entered the major in 2013-14

  • 67  (93 percent) graduated from UConn.
  • 61  of the 67 (91 percent) graduated as journalism majors.
  • Of journalism grads, 67 percent graduated with double majors or dual degrees. Those included Political Science, English, Communication Science, Geography, Psychology, American Studies, Economics, Art History and Nutritional Science.
  • The average time to graduation was 4.7 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.

July 2018