faculty and students

The College of Media, Communication and Information includes three programs—Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design; Journalism; and Media Studies—previously housed in the university’s former Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) program. The programs are accredited by the national Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

The following tables represent the graduation and retention rates of students entering the former program in Journalism and Mass Communication. The graduation tables represent students admitted directly as freshmen (direct freshmen admissions began in fall 2012), along with transfer students. The retention tables represent only freshmen direct admits.

Freshmen: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Graduating in 4 yrs 90% 93% 90% 88% 85% 88% 86% 87% 74% -- -- --
Graduating in 5 yrs 93% 94% 91% 89% 85% 90% 89% 88% -- -- -- --
Graduating in 6 yrs 93% 94% 91% 90% 86% 90% 89% -- -- -- -- --

 

Retention rates for JMC/Journalism majors admitted as freshmen based on enrollment the second fall semester after admission:
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
 In Journalism program 81% 87% 93% 87% 87% 73% 83% 77% 82% 80%
 At CU Boulder, in
Journalism or another program
84% 91% 100% 96% 100% 77% 87% 82% 89% 89%

 

The following table represents the graduation rates for students admitted to Journalism and Mass Communication’s journalism newsgathering master’s degree program.

 

Year Entered MA 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Graduating in 3 semesters 0 5% 4% 5% 0 0 9% 0 7%
Graduating in 4 semesters 32% 58% 50% 39% 45% 67% 36% 86% NA
Graduating in 5 semesters 4% 11% 0 6% 10% 0 0 NA NA
Graduating in 6 semesters 20% 0 17% 0 0 0 9% NA NA
Total graduated 56% 74% 71% 50% 55% 67% 54% 86% 7%