Retention and Graduation Rates

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

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• 74 percent of students graduate from UConn in four years.
◦ The U.S. average for four-year public colleges is 41 percent.
• 83 percent of students graduate from UConn in six years.
◦ The U.S. average for four-year public colleges is 62 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 54 students who entered the major in 2016-17:

  • 53 (98 percent) graduated from UConn.
  • 49 of the 53 (92 percent) graduated as journalism majors.
  • Of the 49 journalism majors, 39 (80 percent) completed a second degree. Those included Communications, English, Human Rights, Political Science, Physiology/Neurobiology, Women’s Studies, Economics and French.
  • 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 June 2021